The Barbel Society is delighted to advise that this year’s online auction in aid of the Research and Conservation Fund has raised a record sum of over six thousand pounds. The Society wishes to thank all the donors of lots and successful bidders, who through their generosity have enabled us to continue with the work on barbel research and habitat improvement on barbel rivers across the country.

The support from tackle companies, fishing clubs and individual members has been overwhelming, and with other donations from members and other events, the income for R&C this year has topped ten thousand pounds.

We would like to thank the following for their support for the auction;

Twyford Angling Club

Ringwood and District Anglers Association

Christchurch Angling Club

Dynamite Baits

Lone Angler Tackle

Royalty Fisheries

Fox International

Gerry Higham

James Van Gowler

Steve Pope

Wraysbury Baits


Jon Berry

Rob Swindells

Dave Mason

Duncan Charman

Alan Rawden

Wickersley Angling Centre

Rob Hilton

Billy Clarke Tackle

Climax Tackle

Paul Witcher

Phil Smith

Rob Burt Traditional Tackle

Lee Wilkes Leads

Dave Steuart

John Found

Graham Elliott

Terry Theobald

The Hookbait Company

Ben Griffiths

Martin Mumby

Mike Window

Neil Vaughan

Richard Booty

Ron Lander

Steve Derby

Ray Smart

Dave Brown

And all the BS members who have made both donations and generous bids.

Special thanks to Simon Asbury for managing the auction online.