About Us

The Tenchfishers have a heritage going back to 1954 and are in fact one of the oldest single species groups in the country. Anglers such as the late Len Head (who was a member of The Tenchfishers) put specimen tench fishing on the map with his great Bures Lake captures. Today the group still pursues specimen fish but the traditionalist and the pleasure angler, who have a sustained interest in Tench fishing are welcome to join us.

We are organised by regions across the country, each region headed by a Regional Organiser (RO) . So you will have a number of local tench anglers to meet immediately on joining us. We have a wealth of Tench angling experience in the group that we are only too happy to share with our members.

The Tenchfishers accept new members nationally who are interested in furthering their knowledge of this sporting species. Members will receive a regular professionally produced bulletin twice yearly, a chance to attend our “fish-ins”, have access to our web forums (Tenchtalk and Facebook), compete for trophies and attend our Spring and Annual General meetings. To take full benefit of your membership we ask that on joining you write an introductory letter for our bulletin, support your Regional Organiser on an ongoing basis and make a summary of your tench catches once yearly. We look forward to welcoming you as a member. Additionally we have set up within the group the “Tench Heritage Alliance” (THA) dedicated to raising the profile of Tench Fishing.

TenchTalk is our exclusive online forum which is only available to members. Tenchfishers on Facebook is a closed group forum used by many members to report catches and communicate information.