Theale 1 Syndicate Lake

Theale 1 is a mature 20+ acre gravel pit nestled between the River Kennet and Clay Brook. The lake has many underwater features with bars and humps, a central channel, a drop off towards the Eastern end and beyond the reed bed spit at the Western end is a snaggy back arm area with an 'everglades' feel. The main body of the lake itself is weedy withan abundance of "natural's" and there is a crayfish population to contend with but a continual trapping programme is in place.

The lake is securely "otter fenced" to protect the fish from this threat and it also stops any fish escaping in flood conditions, Security gates also protect the bridge approach on the stream side.

A hard path runs all around the lake and there are 26 purpose built swims on the main part of the lake and a further 5 'day only' swims in the snags area.

The early years of tree work along with significant ‘snag removal’ of fallen trees from the lake has paid dividends and allowed good regeneration of the shaded out reed fringe and development of the smaller trees such as Hawthorn and Hazel. We have additionally planted over 400 Hazel, Field Maple and Hawthorn trees along with a few Whitebeam and Oaks on canal bank.

The Original Fish

The four most sought after 'true originals' , which all go 'thirty' are pictured below; there are also several other mirrors to mid 'twenties' and a number of old double figure 'cricket bat' commons which can be seen on the Theale 1 Originals page HERE.


The Common

Black Spot

Split Tail

  • Whitetips 35lb
  • ~269 23lb15oz
  • ~240 21lb14oz
  • ~228 20lb +
  • #239 21lb x450
  • #275 22lb 6oz 1016
  • #194 21.10
  • #182 20lb 716
  • #142 22lb 12oz 1016
  • Lily 33lb 2oz
  • #309 24lb4oz
  • #300 20lb 4oz
  • #284 25lb 14oz
  • #283 28lb.12oz
  • #281 21lb 11oz
  • #268 28lb 7oz
  • #266 20lb+ 317
  • #259 22lb 10oz b 317
  • #235 27lb 4oz
  • #212 29lb 2oz
  • #127 30lb 60z
  • #210 28lb 8oz
  • #209 22lb.6oz
  • #180 25lb.3oz
  • #141 21b
  • #140 24lb

Our own fish contine to grow with over one hundred different fish now reported at 30lb+ including ten over 40lb. The largest banked mirror is 'Whitetips' at 46lboz 14oz and the largest common is 'Dave' at 37lb.  Some of those fish are featured here and more fish can be seen on the Theale 1 'stocked fish' page HERE.

More information on the history of our fish can be seen on the Carp Stocks page.


Theale 1 is also an excellent tench water with numerous fish in the 5-8lb range with several 9’s and a few 'doubles' reported every year.

10lb 1oz

11lb 5oz

10lb 2oz

10lb 10oz

More information about T1 Syndicate membership can be found HERE.