Richworth Linear Fisheries, whose big-fish waters include several lakes at Stanton Harcourt, have just sent me a DVD, which I can heartily recommend.

It features well-known big fish experts Martin Bowler and Bryan Jarrett, who offer information on the waters and some valuable advice on how to fish them.

The DVD runs for over an hour and is free from selected shops, or you can order it from Pam Pickering, Linear Fisheries Accounts, c/o Smiths, Bletchingdon, Enslow, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5 3AY.

Post and packing costs £1.50 and cheques and postal orders should be made out to Linear Fisheries Oxford Ltd.

Typical of the stamp of fish at the Stanton Harcourt complex was the 19.4.0 mirror caught by Linear bailiff Jon Mudd from Oxlease Lake, which was just starting to freeze during the cold snap we experienced last month.