SOLID BAG FOR WINTER 1Using the filling tool, introduce an inch of bag mix before adding the rig.2Slowly fill the bag, checking that the lead is always sitting centrally.3Tighten and tie the bag, then stick the corners down to make it aerodynamic.for a couple of nights it could be well worth exploring a little with a marker rod. What still amazes me about the Brasenose pits is that anglers still turn up in winter and fill the swim full of bait. Brasenose carp learn how to deal with certain situations a lot quicker than on lakes with half the number of anglers.So there you have it, a little insight into the most varied lake complex in the UK, and certainly one with good winter form. Go with a plan but don't dig your heels in and stick to it just because you are reluctant to change. Somewhere on Linear those carp will be very catchable all year round - just do your homework. I have caught from Hunts Corner in the past when it's been freezing - admittedly nothing huge, but that's not what I'm about in the winter.Oxlease is now returning to the form it showed before the floods of 2007 hit Oxford, and big thirties are a common sight again. I've done well spodding maggots over small bright pop-ups in solid bags on here in the past, and after Manor I'd put Oxlease as my next favourite Linear winter water. The final two we'll look at are the Brasenose waters. Both 1 and 2 contain a massive head of well catchable fish, and B1 is lends itself to casting to showing fish with solid bags, sticks and zigs. The same approaches will work on B2, but this one is a lot more egg-boxed than B1 in its topography, so if you're there UKCARP MAGAZINE 62 JANUARY 3RD 2012A long, lean Linear carp caught in winter.PLANNINGA small in-line lead fished drop-off style. A very short bag rig with a balanced pop-up. "Brasenose carp won't simply crawl up your rods"