Linear St John’s

Linear St John's

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Here's our lake and swim map, plus carp tactics guide, for St John's on the Linear Fisheries site in Oxfordshire...

Linear Fisheries, off the B4449, near Hardwick Village, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7QF | Web: | Tel: 07885 327708

Linear St John's

We say...

One of the best-loved day-ticket venues in the country, St John's has been fished by the best in the business and contains some of the most coveted fish in the UK.

40lb-plus fish include the Big Plated and the Box Common, and there are also monster catfish in here.

The top end of the lake can get weedy during the warmer months, which can be daunting to some anglers, but it's well taking time to find clear spots or get the fish going on surface baits.

The first swims on the Road Bank and the Point swims opposite are always popular and command a massive amount of water. Use your marker rod carefully to find variations in depth in these spots.

At the other end of the lake, Henman Hill was made famous by the Korda Underwater series and offers great margin fishing along the left-hand bank, particularly in spring.

Head Bailiff Ian Roper says…


The imperious Big Plated at 47lb1 of 6


The Big Common at 46lb2 of 6


The 40lb+ Box Common3 of 6


The Small Plated at 47lb4 of 6


St John's maestro Jack Funnell5 of 6


The view from the Road Bank6 of 6



£29.50 for 24 hours (three rods) or £23.50 for two rods

Accompanied under 12s fish free during school holidays

OAP discounts

Showers and toilets on site

Local takeaways deliver (menus on site)

No driving on the grass


Maggots can only be used on the hook or in PVA bags or feeders

Spombs must have the float attachment

No boats/baits boats, drones, fires, drugs, fires or swimming

Floating retention slings can be used for a maximum of 30 minutes

Cars must be parked in designated areas.

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