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
Lone Angler Tackle
James Van Gowler
Wickersley Angling Centre
Billy Clarke Tackle
Rob Burt Traditional Tackle
Lee Wilkes Leads
The Hookbait Company
And all the BS members who have made both donations and generous bids.
Special thanks to Simon Asbury for managing the auction online.