Bristol’s Matt Darbone fished pop-ups along with pellets in PVA bags to catch mirrors of 24.08 and 19.08. Chris Schofield from Reading fished particles to catch a 23.08 leather carp and a 22.06 mirror.

Despite the cold North East winds some of the anglers are still managing to find fish – Paul Bignall from Amersham also fished particles over Vitalin to catch a fully scaled mirror of 26lb.

Following his recent success with a brace of thirties from Gaunts Lake, Mick Stebbings thought he would try his hand on Yeomans. Arriving last night after dark Mick cast out three particle baits with PVA bags and was rewarded with a splendid 28.08 mirror.

Ashley from Stoke on Trent reports catching a common carp of 19.15, a mirror of 21.09 and one other double.

Gary Watts from Portsmouth caught a splendid brace of thirty pound mirrors which included the carp known as the ‘Random Mirror’ that weighed 31.08 and another at 30.10. Gary fished particles over spodded pellets, a method that also produced four other doubles. Later, he followed up this great catch with seven more doubles.

WINTER PERMITSLinear are offering a Winter Permit that will cover all their day ticket waters from November 1st until March 1st. Holders of these permits can fish St. Johns, Manor Farm, Hardwick/Smiths Pool and Hunts Corner Lake with up to three rods and no limit to stay in this period. The permits are priced at £ 150.00 and are available from the bailiffs on the bank or by writing and sending a cheque to the Fishery Manager, 10a Rackstraw Grove, Old Farm Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 8PZ. (Cheques payable to Linear Fisheries Oxford please).

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