St John's, Linear Fisheries | Oxford

Renowned as one of the best big-fish day-ticket waters in the UK, this scenic 18-acre gravel pit has seven fish over 40lb at the right time of year. With an abundance of weed beds and gravel bars there are plenty of features to target and a vast amount of stunning carp.

Contact: 07885 327708
Lake record: 48lb 12oz
Rules: No driving on the grass, no sacks to be used, no bait boats
Stock: Around 970 carp, with 40 over 30lb and seven over 40lb
Tickets: £23.50 for two rods; £29.50 for three rods for 24 hours
Satnav: OX29 7QF