Supporters and Friends 

The Tackle Box – Angling Retailer

Our Sponsor, The Tackle Box has now been in business for over 30 years.They supply the best fishing tackle and equipment that can be found and they complement that with other specialist tackle for species such as barbel, bream and predator tackle for catfish and pike. A “One Stop Shop” for any Tenchfishers member who fishes for other species too. They have 4000 sq ft of retail space, which is packed to the rafters (literally) with stock, so over the years it has become known as the fishing tackle industry’s ‘Aladdin’s Cave’. Tackle Box run a thriving mail order business and many Tenchfishers use this service. They maintain an extremely high level of customer service. Whether you are just the other side of the counter, or dealing with them online or by phone, you can be assured of the same detailed level of attention to your requirements. The Tenchfishers have a 20 year association with The Tackle Box and cannot speak too highly of their level of knowledge and customer service. Their rod building service is superb too. TB should be your first port of call for any tackle related requirement. The Tenchfishers Star Rating 5 stars (Service, Stock & Advice).

Group Sponsors

The Larkfield Complex – SWS Fisheries

Our aim at SWS Fisheries is simple; provide the best environment for our fish and nature to thrive in. Under the umbrella of SWS Countryside & Conservation, which was established back in 2009, we have recently acquired the Larkfield Complex which is situated in the stunning, 230-acre Leybourne Lakes Country Park, just off junction 4 of the M20 near West Malling.

This complex of four lakes have been desirable since the 1960s with anglers from across the country coming to fish for some of Kents most sought after fish. With the Lakes previously holding a British record Leather Carp, one thing the complex does not lack is history.

The complex is famous for hosting a vast range of fishing for a variety of anglers including Carp up to 50lb, Pike to over 20lb and Tench up to 14lbs.

The Tenchfishers say:  ” This is a remarkable complex of venues for specimen tench and highly recommended. Members of The Tenchfishers visit the venue every year for a fish-in and from time to time, take advantage of special Spring Permit deal.”


Chris Brown Tackle

Chris Brown Tackle has been produced in the UK for over forty years.A very close and involved angling life has promoted several items of tackle used by thousands of big fish enthusiast anglers throughout the UK and the Continent.Always keen to listen and provide new tackle when needed suggestions from many very successful anglers have helped the current and new range of tackle shown here.We specialise in top class landing nets whether for a 5lb chub, 12lb tench, 35lb pike, 80lb carp or cat and anything else that swims See also our New Low Line Systems and New TFD Big Cat and Carp Landing Nets.

Harrison Advanced Rods

We have an extensive range of rod blanks, all hand made in Liverpool. Although we only supply finished rods through our trade partners we do supply blanks and spare parts direct. We can also supply all the components to build your rod. The Tenchfishers use many of these rods in the Chimera and Torrix range from 1lb 2oz test curve up to 2lb (Torrix). Proven over the years as a tench anglers favourite tool, these rods have great playing actions and performance.

The Hook Bait Company

The Hook Bait Company was formed way back in 2001 when Darren McCann fished for the very large and elusive chub in the Upper River Severn in Mid Wales. ‘ River Secret’ was the first commercially available boilie designed specifically for catching specimen chub, a milestone in bait development.Today we have a comprehensive range of bespoke baits to cater for all the needs for today’s thinking anglers with matching bait dips and pop-ups, pastes, ground baits and pellets to help you put more fish on the bank. All of our baits are shelf life as standard but we also cater for those who still prefer fresh for freezing. The Tenchfishers have enjoyed substantial results with TincaBerry, with tench to 11lb banked in 2021.

Invicta Angling

Invicta Angling has been offering local anglers a comprehensive range of tackle, bait and services since our launch in early 2006. The shop holds a massive selection of the latest fishing tackle from all leading manufacturers, including Fox, Drennan, Greys, Shimano, Daiwa, Korum, Preston Innovations, Maver, Garbolino and many more.In addition to the more well known manufacturers, we also stock items from slightly more unique manufacturers such as Century , Steve Neville and JAG Products.

Invicta Angling Online Shop At present there are hundreds of products available on the site and we’re working hard on adding more on a daily basis so please check back with us regularly for the latest product updates and offers, so if you can’t see it, let us know!

Sywell Reservoir

The fishing at Sywell is on a 67 acre (28 hectare) lake built in Edwardian times and opened in 1906 as a water supply reservoir for Rushden and Higham Ferrers.Although no longer supplying drinking water, Sywell is now recognised as one of the leading Tench fisheries in the country. Tench to over 12lb have been caught, although the average is around the 7lb mark.The fishery also contains Pike to over 30lb, Roach to over 2lbs and a large number of Perch and Rudd. A heritage venue and a significant venue in the history of tench angling .

Catch Cult

Catch Cult magazine is aimed at the all-round specialist angler.Catch Cult is completely open minded and has covered species spanning dace and grayling to mahseer and sharks! Producing a quality magazine relies entirely on having quality material.Catch Cult is also aware of environmental issues and is keen to publish knowledgeable articles on this important subject.

Gardner Tackle 

Gardner Tackle has been manufacturing quality carp fishing and specialist fishing tackle for 40 years. Founded in 1980 and as one of the original carp tackle companies we have been at the head of carp angling innovation and design. We are still a family run business and the ethos of producing ground-breaking carp fishing tackle that is high quality and reliable has never been diluted. Every member of the company lives and breathes all things carp fishing related. From the moment we wake (and even while we sleep!) carp and their capture are at the forefront of our minds. This translates itself into the continual development and refining of our carp focused product ranges. And with a dedicated carp fishing team, that includes some of the most well respected carp anglers in the country, you can be sure that each product has been tested to the extreme and meets the exacting standards that we strive for.