Monthly Archives: November 2013

River Records

The Barbel society are pleased to announce they have taken over the River Records list and Dave Mason has come onboard as our records officer.

You can view the current list here River Records

By |November 21st, 2013|News|Comments Off on River Records|

The Barbel Society’s Research and Conservation Auction 2013

Starts Monday 25th November

It is that time of year again and we are gearing ourselves ready for the Barbel Society Research and Conservation Auction. Below is a list of selected items up for auction so far, with more to follow over the coming weeks.

All fisheries permit and membership for the Barbel Society for the 2014/15 season

Skies of Fire Rivers of Gold book, Fred Crouch, limited edition of 250 of Fred`s sought-after book

Day with Pete Reading on the Hampshire Avon for barbel or chub

Day with Pete Reading on the Dorset Frome for grayling

Manchester United tickets, two tickets for almost any home game, with a meal in the Knights Lounge

Day for two on Dave Steuart’s private stretch of the Test, big roach, chub, grayling, trout

Set of Classic Angling magazine no 1-49, wonderful mags

Day with Steve Pope on Wye, Kennet or Severn

Medlar Press copy of The Whopper, No 125 now out of print, mint

Barbel Catchers and Friends, vgc copy of Barbel Catchers book, 1988 very sought after

Barbel Tales leather no. 30

Lone Angler luggage

Trefor West Lone Angler 12’ 1 3/4lb test curve rod, short handle

Pair of night vision binoculars

Pair of handmade rod rests, seasoned hawthorn, whipped and varnished

Day with Steve Derby on his boat on Christchurch Harbour, mullet fishing

Twyford Angling Club season ticket

Christchurch Angling Club season permit

Reading and District AA annual membership

Ringwood Angling Club season permit

Print of barbel by Chris Turnbull, no 3/100

From an Anglers Journal, lovely book by Ian Watson, No 380/500, with special postcards

Shimano Aero GT 5010 baitrunner reel

Guided day with Rob Swindells on a syndicate stretch of the Teme

Limited edition print, signed by Bernard Venables, September barbel

Day on the middle Trent with Rob Hilton

Gravel Pit Angling by Peter Stone, vgc with dust jacket, very slightly […]

By |November 18th, 2013|News|Comments Off on The Barbel Society’s Research and Conservation Auction 2013|

Half Year Offer – from October 1st

A Great Opportunity for all Barbel Anglers!

The Barbel Society is pleased to announce a special half season offer on membership this will be available from 1st October, at the following rates:

Adult: £17
OAP/RDP: £14
Juniors: £5
Family: £18

Half-season permits are available for the Bransford Fishery at £30 and OAP/RDP £25.

The membership offer includes all membership benefits, as well as at least one magazine and one newsletter.

Membership will allow participation in the upcoming research and conservation online auction. The Society is especially keen to recruit the large number of newcomers to barbel fishing, on joining they will meet many other like minded anglers in a very friendly environment.

Payment can be made by cheque, made out to The Barbel Society and sent to
The Membership Secretary 1 Larchwood, Castlegate, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA1 4QG.

Or through Paypal Click Here

By |November 15th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Half Year Offer – from October 1st|

Barbel Distribution Survey

My name is Andrew Pledger, a PhD student studying at Loughborough university. My research investigates the effects of foraging fish (specifically Barbel) on the stability and quality of river bed sediments. As part of my research, I am looking to create a series of maps which outline the spatial distribution of Barbel and other freshwater fish species within UK river systems. To this end, I was hoping you might be able to help me by answering a few questions on the rivers you fish! These are outlined below.

Feel free to provide as much or as little information as you can. Also, if you feel your local angling club, friends relatives etc. might be interested and able to help then please feel free to forward this email. Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated.

Andrew Pledger

By |November 12th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Barbel Distribution Survey|

Lymm AC discount

Lymm AC are pleased to announce that they have negotiated a deal with The Barbel Society that offers Lymm members £5 off the cost of the Barbel Society memberships and in return we offer £5 off the cost of the River Severn & Canals card making it £30 for Barbel Society members to join Lymm AC and fish our magnificent 7 stretches of the River Severn and 9 lengths of canals.

For more information visit

By |November 11th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Lymm AC discount|

Lancashire Regional Meeting

The Barbel Society Lancashire Region
An Evening

Steve Pope
(Chairman of the Barbel Society, Peg One, Dynamite Baits and Free Spirit consultant, star of barbel days and ways Volume 2)


Terry Theobald
(Angling Writer, All round specialist angler, Hookbaits Consultant)

Monday 18th November

Bredbury conservative club
George Lane

Entrance 7.00pm for an 8.00pm Start

Stands to include

The Hook bait Company

As other stands confirm i will advise.

Raffle with good prizes (wychwood barbel rod up for grabs) as well as many other good prizes

Food will be available

Come and enjoy what will be a very entertaining evening

Members free
Non members £3

By |November 8th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Lancashire Regional Meeting|