Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My sat nav has taken me to Theale Lakes Business Park. Where  are you? 

A. RG7 4AT is the nearest postcode but as we have no buildings sat nav doesn't recognise the site. If you are facing out onto the roundabout from the Business Park turn left and travel about 250 yards down the road where you will find our signs and entrance on your left.  

Q. Can I buy day tickets on the bank ?  

A. No, because we limit the number of day tickets available to prevent overcrowding all tickets must be booked in advance on this website.  

Q. What time can I start fishing on a day ticket ?

A. All tickets are 23 hr tickets which start at 9am and run till 8am the following day. You are permitted to arrive for 08:30 to disinfect your fish welfare equipment prior to your time on the lake.

Q. Do you offer concessions ?

A. No sorry, as we limit numbers we do not offer concessions. However two junior anglers may use one rod each in the same swim on the purchase of one day ticket as long as they are under adult supervision if aged under 16, or a parental consent has been filled if they are 16 - 18 years old.  

Q. Can I get a day ticket on Theale 1 or Theale 2 ?

A. No Theale 1 and 2 are on a syndicate membership only.  

Q. Why can't I use luncheon meat ?

A. Because of its very high high oil content and the fact that it does not readily break down. Large quantities of high oil baits are not good for water quality; which is why we also ban high oil pellets.  

Q. Why are all artificial baits banned ?

A. Because artificial (all non-food) baits do not rot away (or be eaten by the crayfish). This means in the event of someone losing a rig with an artificial bait it will always be 'fishing' which significantly increase the chance of a tethered fish.

Q. Why are all nuts banned (including tiger nuts and peanuts)?

A. No nuts really have any nutritional benefit to the fish and some (in particular peanuts) may contain the Aflotoxin Fungus which can kill fish. We cannot distinguish these so it is safer to ban all nuts on the grounds of fish welfare.  

Q. When are you open ?

A. Tickets can be pre-booked on Island Lake 365 days a year (subject to availability).  

Q. Why does my bank statement show PayPal *THAMESVALLE when I buy a ticket ?

A. Theale Fisheries and Thames Valley Aquatics are both trading names for Mr D. Fulton.