Barbel Show + AGM 2018 2nd/ 3rd June

Barbel Show
Sunday June 3rd

John Bailey
Dr Paul Garner
Des Taylor
Dave Steuart
Archie Braddock
Tony Gibson
Catie Gutmann-Roberts

New Venue for 2018

Wroxall Abbey Hotel, Birmingham Road, Wroxall, CV35 7NB.
Wroxall Abbey

Members £10, Non-members £12
Partners & Children under 16 free entry

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE
Alternatively you can pay on the door on the day

The Barbel Society AGM will be;

Saturday June 2nd, 2pm @ Wroxall Abbey Hotel

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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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River Nene Fish-in – 22nd October

Limited to the first 10 BS members to respond, to reserve your place email

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Barbel Fishing France 2018

The ABDF and the Barbel Society are inviting you to a week long family friendly barbel event on the Loire Valley from Wednesday 4th to Tuesday 10th of April 2018.

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European Barbel Meeting – 5th May 2018

The first European Barbel meeting.

Saturday 5th May 2018

Speakers from all over Europe

Venue: Bochum, Ruhr-Area, Germany


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Southern Region Family day at Kings Weir 8th October 2017

To register please click the link HERE
Christophe Pelhate –
Terry Harman –
Steve Choney –

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Barbeeldag – 23rd September 2017

Barbeeldag is taking place 23rd September 2017 in Holland

Free entrance, for further details contact Christophe Pelhate on 07909 918036

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Our Precious Rivers Need Your Help!

Fewer than one in five UK rivers currently meet Good Ecological Status standards required by the European Union’s Water Framework Directive and nearly 25% are at risk of over-abstraction. As a result, half of all freshwater wildlife, including many fish species, are in decline and 13% are threatened with extinction.

This is why the Angling Trust is backing a major new campaign spearheaded by WWF-UK to press government for better protection for our precious rivers from over-abstraction and sewage pollution. The Nature Needs You campaign asks you to take action to help safeguard our rivers.

On the campaign website there’s a simple form through which you can send a message directly to your MP and tell them why it’s important they act to protect your favourite river. There’s also an interactive river map where you can find out how healthy your local river is. We need you to get on board because there’s no one that deteriorating water quality affects more than us anglers.

Send a message to your MP

Find out how healthy your river is

The ask is for your MP to put pressure on the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove to deliver on the government’s long-overdue promise to reform the outdated water abstraction regime and to exert stricter controls over sewer overflows.

More than 3,800 letters have already been sent to 576 individual MPs in England and Wales, with at least one MP writing directly to Michael Gove asking for the campaign aims to be addressed.

If you’re involved with an angling club or consultative organisation, please consider holding your own event by requesting one of the specially designed River Engagement Packs. These packs contain postcards to send to MPs, a fold-out guide, a more detailed pamphlet that […]

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