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Thatcham Angling Association

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Thatcham Angling Association

The association exists to provide good quality fishing, both on the river and still waters in the Thatcham area membership is open to everyone “Full membership is open to anyone living within a 15-mile radius of Thatcham Broadway anyone living outside this area will be an associate member “ we cater for all aspects of fishing from beginners to specimen hunters on all of our venues including canal, river, and lake they all offer a variety of course fishing for all abilities.

Club waters

Lower Way Lake Complex

Brief description of fishery:

This complex comprises of 3 mature lakes smallest is Hordens mere of around 3 acres which holds specimen carp to 30lb+ crucian carp to 4lb+ also a good head of silverfish. Jubilee is the biggest lake of approximately 12.75acres and holds a big head carp to over 30lb good size bream and tench with a good head of roach,Rudd, and perch and is the most popular lake due to prolific catch rates

Long Lake is around 6 acres it is a low stock venue with carp From low doubles up to 40lb+ and grass carp to 30lb + and  holds a few surprises


The lakes are accessed off lower way Thatcham via a gravel track leading to a padlocked gated car park for approximately 30 cars.

River Kennet Padworth

Brief description of fishery:

This stretch of river Kennet offers a variety of different types of swim, from shallow fast glides over gravel to deep slow pools. There is good weed growth in the summer and a number of fish-holding features.

This stretch is on the much-publicized CALPAC stretch at Padworth, which is on the north side of the river. We also have a short stretch on the south side of the river from the road to the first field which is private land and is gated.

A secure car park is available with keys costing £8 from the club secretary.

The stretch is renowned for its prolific Barbel sport with fish averaging 8-9lbs and a number of double-figure specimens.


Off bath road A4 onto Padworth lane

Kennet & Avon Canal in Thatcham

Brief description of fishery:

Section A and B
From Widmead Lock running east  to Monkey Marsh lock. A long section with lots of reeds and features. Quite deep in places. Home to some very large Perch in excess of 3 pounds. Bream are common in this section and bumper bags can be had if the shoals are found in the right place. Very lightly fished.


Section C
From Monkey Marsh Lock running east to the boundary with Reeds Angling Association. This section is a flowing stretch, due to the off shoot of the river Kennet at the arrowhead. Home to a variety of species and great for the stick float angling due to its uniform flow and depth. In winter some large shoals of dace can be found with pleasure bags known to top 30lb.



Next to Thatcham Railway Station

River Kennet Whitehouse

Brief description of fishery:

This is a canalised part of the river which has very uniform depths and widths along its length. The venue holds a large variety of fish and suits all types of approaches.The stretch is easily accessible and shares a wide, hard towpath.

The varied population includes; chub to 7lb+, Roach to 2lb, Perch to 3lb+ with a few rogue Carp, and some elusive Barbel. The venue also holds the clubs record Pike of 28lb 14oz.


Located between Thatcham and Newbury on the A4

River Kennet Rainsford

Brief description of fishery:

This is a predominantly shallow, stream-type stretch of middle Kennet. It’s a great favourite with traditional Barbel anglers, with many different types of swim. At the top of the venue is a large weir pool that is popular with members. Varied ranges of fish are present, with Barbel averaging 8lbs. There are also lots of fish weighing into double figures. The best reported specimen is over 14lbs!

Also the venue holds lots of chub and silverfish and offers the all-round angler the opportunity for a great days fishing.

The venue has a private gated car park for members only.


Chamberhouse Lane Thatcham

Membership & Tickets

Joining Fee for New Members£15
Senior / Assosiate£77 / £97
Oap / Associate£47 / £62
Disabled / Associate£47 / £67
Junior 8-16 / Associate£35 / £45
Junior under 8Free
Night Permit£35
Non Fishing Guest Permit£10
Bait boat permit long lake and jubilee only£25
Winter 3rd rod long lake and jubilee only 1st Nov- 28 feb£15
Day Guest Ticket dawn - dusk£10
24 hr Guest Ticket£20


Colin Roberts
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