First and foremost there is the opportunity to talk with our members and get the benefit of their local water knowledge, methods and rigs to give you a headstart on that new tench campaign.
Also, get access to TenchTalk.net, the members' exclusive web forum!
There is the opportunity to share knowledge with other members via our professionally produced bulletin, that usually runs to 60 pages or more of articles and good sociable humour! We also produce an annual results bulletin that records our tench successes across the season, by water and by member. You can also check up on the most successful baits as well.
The fish-ins, both national and regional, each season provide a social opportunity for members to meet. The national fish-in is normally held in May and we have been visiting the Carp Society's Horseshoe Lake for the past few years.
Our sponsors also offer good tackle deals.
We hold two national meetings each year (Spring General Meeting in April/May and the AGM in Oct/Nov). These are an excellent opportunity to meet fellow tenchfishers from all parts of the country, to discuss baits, tackle, waters and tactics in general.
A number of trophies are up for grabs each year, for the largest tench, the largest float caught tench, the best bulletin article etc.
On production of your green membership card (available from Ben Kennedy, Group Secretary) Watermark Fisheries will give you a 10% discount across the board on the cost of all day tickets, 24hr tickets and season permits for their waters.
For information on the rules and available waters please see their website at...
All tickets for their waters can be purchased from the Tackle Den in the Cotswold Water Park, centrally located just off the Spine Road.
The Tackle Den is open 7 days a week as follows: (As at 18 March 2013):
Mon to Sat, 8am to 4pm
Sat 8am to 6pm
Sun 8am to 1pm
Closed for lunch between 12:00 and 12:30
Tickets must always be purchased prior to fishing.
Keep your ticket with you as the fishery bailiff may ask to see it.
For full details of this offer and lake rules see Aspen Lake Offer.