Monthly Archives: December 2013

Barbel Society Auction 2013

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.

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Fishing Clubs: The EA seeks your views for river basin management plan

Please respond before 22nd December: Challenges and Choices consultation

The Environment Agency (EA) Challenges and Choices consultation is an important step leading up to the creation of updated river basin management plans to protect and improve the water environment.

The EA would like to hear your views on what you think are the most significant challenges for each river basin district or England, and how these issues should be tackled.

The consultation shares the evidence and information on our water environment, at national and local scales.

Alongside each river basin district consultation, there is a strategic environmental assessment scoping document that the EA would also like your views on.

This is quite a complex consultation, however if you would just like to respond to the questions relating directly with your own river catchment, then it is perfectly acceptable to just complete questions 4 & 5.


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Avon Fundraiser Video

We were delighted that Carl and Alex were able to come to the Annual Avon Fundraiser and film all the fun and activities. The event raises valuable income for the work of the Barbel Society and Avon Roach Project in restoring habitat and raising young roach to help the fish populations of the river improve.

The support of the donors and contributors is fantastic, and this year we raised over six thousand pounds to be shared equally between the two organisations.

Well done to Carl and Alex for producing such an excellent film!

By |December 6th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Avon Fundraiser Video|