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Barbel Society Newsletter – February 2018

Editor’s Note:

My plan was for the next newsletter to come out in March, however there has been so much going on within the Barbel Society that we felt a February newsletter was appropriate to keep everyone up to date and well informed.

Andy Degville

Marsh Pratley

It’s both sad and good news regarding Marsh. Those of you who watched ‘Des Taylor Live’ last week, 9th Feb, will be aware of the very sad turn in health of Marsh Pratley. The Society has great pleasure in announcing the news that Marsh Pratley has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Vice President. Marsh is very well known in the angling world, especially among carp anglers as he is the owner of Orchid Lakes in Oxford. Prior to that Marsh was one of the leading all round specimen anglers in the country and when the Barbel Society was formed Marsh was the General Secretary of the National Association of Specialist Anglers ( NASA). Marsh played an integral part in the early days of the Society and has remained a firm supporter ever since. It was Marsh who brought Peter Stone to the meeting where the Society was formed and there is no doubt that Peter’s presence was a key reason for the success of the Barbel Society and we will forever owe a debt of thanks to Marsh. He joins an illustrious list of names and we are extremely proud and honoured to include Marsh alongside them.

Through recent contact with Marsh he has requested that we auction, on his behalf, his ‘Fred Crouch Barbel Perfection’ split cane rod. Unused, this is number one, of a limited edition of 25 rods, complete with certificate of authenticity signed by Fred […]

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Barbel Society Newsletter – November 2017

Editor’s Note:

Hi everyone, and welcome to the latest Barbel Society newsletter. I’ve recently taken on the role of Newsletter Editor and aim to send out regular updates, hopefully one every couple of months. The Society’s members and the committee are working hard on many fronts, and our membership continues to grow. The annual RC&L auction should be out soon and plans are in hand for next year’s BS Show. The RC&L team have been busy, recently attending meetings with the Angling Trust and PAG (Predation Action Group). The latest Barbel Fisher magazine is about to go off to the publishers and should be out before the end of the year. Plans are ongoing for several European events in both this country and abroad. Negotiations are in progress regarding potential new waters to be added to our portfolio next season. This summary is not inclusive of everything that is happening, merely just a flavour of the activity that is ongoing

Andy Degville

Dates for your diaries

• Barbel Society and Association Barbillons De France family friendly event April 4th to 10th 2018 – Camping desplages Rochefort sur Loire. A family friendly barbel fishing event around the Loire Valley. Please follow the link on the BS website for more information or contact Christophe on 07909 918 036

• Barbel Society meeting with our German colleagues @ Bochum Germany – May 5th A gathering of barbel anglers to discuss many issues regarding catch and release and much more…… for more information or contact Christophe on 07909 918 036

• Barbel Society AGM – Saturday May 26th @ Chesford Grange Hotel – Time tbc

• BS Annual Show – Sunday May 27th @ Chesford Grange Hotel – 9am to 5pm

• European “meet and greet” […]

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Barbel Society Fisheries Flyby

Courtesy of Martyn Phillips from Aerial Alien, here is a flyby video over our three sections of river that we run on the River Trent at Sutton, River Severn at Pixham Ferry and River Teme at Bransford

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