Tench Central – AGM News Blog

Saturday November 05 2022

In Brief…

A snapshot of proceedings. Full Minutes To Follow.

Chairmans Report            


HeadLines  – Capt’ Peacock’s Summary

Angling Trust – The Future. New initiative to promote tench fishing and venue management.  Dedicated section launched on AT website and new video material in production.

Future Horizons Success.  12 New Level 2 coaches and a brand new website.

Tenchfishers National Championship to proceed.

Dorchester AS –  Paul Calow led a successful tench event during Summer 2022 working with the club to put tenching in the spotlight.

Tenchfishers Coaches Supported Ollie Stephens event at South Lake Woodley  – A big Success.

New partnership working with Farnham AS planned for 2023


Treasurers Report – Are we rich or poor?

Quite rich actually!! – with just under £65,0000 in the bank of which £5000 is ring fenced for NTHA. £30,000 required to sustain group year to year. Subscription income increases to £13721 in 2022 (£12616 in 2021). Significant spend noted for our IT, Level 2 coaches, Bulletin and new website.  Tenchfisher spend per member is in line with subscription at £25.02 and was £24.65 in 2017 so some cost savings evident. Presented figures are subject to audit confirmation


Membership Update – Do We Stay The Course?

Well 87% of us do as  we have a churn rate of 13% ( around 60 members) but these are usually replaced by new recruits. For example we have gained 66 members since last AGM (2021).  Current membership total is 495 and close to the 500 “critical mass” top end figure. Kent, Surrey, NW and Home Counties N are the 4 biggest regions.


Our Loyal Sponsors – Update From Rabo’

Please see update from Steve Rabson elsewhere in TenchCentral on this website. Special note accorded to The Tackle Box for their long term and very generous support.

Tenchfisher Bulletin – Editor PJ updates us on his latest production

Due out for around November 18. Please make sure your address is current or you might miss out on PJ’s latest. Production is now by BIG Design – Daniel Foster. This is a new arrangement and due to re-formatting bulletin and inflation, cost per bulletin likely to rise to £8.50 a copy from £7.50 ( best estimate).  New writer Ed Jackson and established contributor John Syer win £50 vouchers for their latest contributions detailing fishing exploits at Horseshoe (Jackson) and Sywell (Syer).  Members were asked if they would prefer a pdf to the printed version but this attracted little interest.  PJ looked happy!


Catch Returns – Have you submitted yours?

There is still time so go to Catch Returns here and make a return. By December 15 please. Don’t miss out on our annual catch report summary!


Website/Media News – A Technological  Leap For TenchKind

Steve Innes updated meeting with latest web news. Strong support to replace TenchTalk and feature an integrated forum within our WordPress site. Newly appointed committee member Steve Lovegrove will be reviewing this with Ian Peacock as  Phase 2 of the original site build.

 TFTV currently has 809 subscribers which is greater than the total of the Barbel Society, Carp Society , PerchFishers combined (703). Paul Calow would welcome any submissions and members can request a loan of our GoPro 10 camera to facilitate their production.


National Fish Ins/Events  2023 – Socials + Big Tench, Be there!

Horseshoe Carp Society            April 21 and 23           Organisers   Mark Tyrtania/Vince Williams

Sywell Memorial Fish In.            June 9-10                     Organiser     Mark Daffern/John Osborne

Kent MVF Trout/Big Lake           May 12-14                   Organiser     Eddie Court

Oxon Region Linear Oxlease.    May 26-2                     Organiser.    Ben Kennedy

Oxon Region Linear Hunts         July 21-23                   Organiser     Ben Kennedy

Open Event. Linear Manor         May 5-7                       Organiser     Steve Innes

Tenchfishers National Champs’ May 12 -14                12 places for group (tbc)

(Linear Oxlease)


Your RO – Region updates

 Please do keep in touch with your RO!  No changes in Region set up or RO’s


 It’s Election Time – Who’s in, Who’s Out? Who’s New?

Committee confirmed for 2023 as per present structure. Steve Lovegrove to be co-opted onto committee as Webmaster. Chairman (Ian Peacock) and Treasurer (Derek Brown) to remain in post till next AGM (November 2023) only. Consideration now has to be given to their successors. Steve Rabson (Sponsorship) gave notice that he too is seeking a successor.

NTHA  – Future Plans.  Update

Please refer to Chairmans intro’ notes and visit AT website to see our new landing page there.



The Tenchfishers

National Champs 2023 – Update – Can we Proceed?

Yes we can and the championships  are  confirmed for May 12-14 2023.  A big thank to all those who have volunteered deliver this event.

Sywell and Horseshoe fish ins confirmed. (see above).

Junior Section development. Under consideration now we have our coaches trained.



Notes taken by Steve Innes, live at meeting. These are not representative of forthcoming minutes but just a snapshot update for those members who could not be present.







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