The TM Anchor/Catcher is a retrievable positive action anchor tool to hold tubing strings in tension or compression during pump strokes to prevent tubing buckling. This increases pumping efficiency while reducing rod and tubing wear. This tool also catches the tubing should it part. Stainless steel drag springs employ low stress value to minimize failure under corrosive conditions. If the TM Anchor/Catcher cannot be released with right-hand rotation, it is equipped with a shear release activated by an upward pull.