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Barbel Society Chronology Part 1 – 1995






29th April –  Swan, Upton on Severn


Founder Members


Mike Ball, Roy Bates, Chris Binge, Lawrence Breakspear, Phil Buckingham, Mike Burdon, Steve Chell, Ken Coles, Fred Crouch, Brian Dowling, Dave Evans, Andy Field, John Found, Mark Freeman, Chris Holley, Ray Kent, Chris King, Tony Miles, Stuart Morgan , Andy Orme, Jill Orme, Steve Pope, Pete Reading, Guy Robb, Gordon Scott, Stan Sear, Phil Smith,  Steve Smith, Peter Stone, Richard Stringfellow, Ray Walton, Trefor West, Ray Wood.




President; Peter Stone

Vice President; Fred Crouch

Chairman; Andy Orme

Secretary; Gordon Scott

Treasurer; Phil Buckingham

Assistant Secretary; John Found

Membership; Steve Pope

R and C; Mike Burdon

Regional Organiser; Steve Pope

Fisheries; Don Caliendo

Communications; Lawrence Breakspear

Editor; Lawrence Breakspear

Newsletter Editor; Gordon Scott

Juniors; Fred Crouch

Conference Organiser; Steve Pope


Regional Meetings


Inaugural meeting held in West Molesey.




220 by the end of the year




£10 per annum




Number 1 was issued in the autumn.  Three sheets, printed and giving twelve A4 sides.


R and C


The sixteen point Handling Code was produced.


Objection to the stocking of barbel into stillwaters was firmly lodged


Aims detailed; Spawning, Stillwater growth patterns, observe and record barbel stockings, research weight variations, Identify fry survival issues, establish sexing possibility.




Letters to Daiwa relating to their support of Makin Fishery




Fish ins held on Teme and Kennet.




We affiliated to ACA, NASA, SACG.


Fishy Business became our official merchandise suppliers
























































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