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Barbel Society Chronology Part 10 – 2004









President; Fred Crouch


Vice President; Peter Wheat


Chairman; Steve Pope


Secretary; Keith Truscott


Treasurer; Steve Hitch


Assistant Secretary; Bernard Cornish


Membership; John Found, Steve Boulton


R and C; Mike Burdon, Pete Reading


Regional Co-ordinator; Paul Owens


Fisheries; Don Caliendo (Steve Hastie)


Communications; Martin Ford, Dave Burr


BF Editor; Dave Burr


Newsletter Editor; Martin Allen, Phil Betteley


Juniors; Phil Betteley


Commercial/Advertising; John Smith


Merchandise and Shows; Mark Fox


Website; Simon Asbury


Conference Organiser; Martin Allen (Phil Betteley, Dave Burr, Keith Truscott)






Cambs – Mike Bachini and Harry Green – Regular meetings.


Cheshire – Rob MasseySpeakers included Gary Knowles, Tony Miles, Trefor West, Chris Ponsford.


Essex – Alan Cooper – Speakers included Ray Walton


Hants – Mel Evans – Speakers included Pete Reading


Lancs – Dave Brown – Speakers included Martin James


Midlands – Mark Rogers – Speakers included Chris Ponsford, Trefor West, Tony Miles


North West London – Dave Russell – Speakers included Graham Elliott, Steve Pope, Martin Bowler


Notts – Ashley Burton – Speakers included Gary Bayes, Bob Roberts.


Staffs – Neil Degg – Speakers included Graham Elliott


Surrey – Tony Farmer – Speakers included Trefor West


Yorkshire –  Paul Owens – Speakers included Trefor West, Martin Bowler, Bob Roberts






Ninth Conference at Hinckley April 18th;  Bob Roberts, Ian Welch, Mick Wood, Adrian Busby


Go Fishing NEC






Bransford, River Teme


Bransford Court, River Teme


Beauchamp Court, River Severn.


Bushley River Severn


Pewsham Bristol Avon


Topcliffe, River Swale


Sutton, River Trent


















Barbel Fisher 17 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 18 was issued in the autumn.





Number 29 was issued in the winter.  Four sheets, colour, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 30 was issued in the late spring.  Six sheets, colour, giving twenty four A5 sides.


Number 31 was issued in the late summer. Four sheets, colour, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 32 was issued in the winter.  Five sheets, colour, giving twenty A5 sides.




R and C


Aims outlined; Membership feedback, monthly report to be given, policy statement on stillwater stocking and close season, respond to Green Party, Talk to EA, archive scientific papers.


Made commitment to build up a fighting fund.






Fish ins on Kennet, Severn






Fish ins on the Wye and Trent, Royalty and Throop






Gordon Scott Award to Phil Betteley






Sponsored the Bisterne Barbel Match in aid of The Stable Family House Trust – this was the start of what became the Avon Fundraiser.





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