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Barbel Society Chronology Part 11 – 2005




President; Fred Crouch

Vice President; Peter Wheat

Chairman; Steve Pope

Secretary; Keith Truscott, Paul Owens

Treasurer; Steve Hitch

Membership; John Found, Steve Boulton

R and C; Pete Reading

Regional Co-ordinator;

Fisheries; Don Caliendo, (Steve Hastie)

Communications; Martin Ford, Dave Burr

BF Editor; Dave Burr, Steve Pope

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


Cambs – Mike Bachini and Harry Green – Regular meetings.

Cheshire – Rob Massey, Rob SwindellsSpeakers included Dave Mason and Duncan Normanton, Graham Elliott

Essex – Alan Cooper – Speakers included Graham Elliott

Lancs – Dave Brown – Speakers included Dave Mason, Duncan Normanton, Trefor West.

Midlands – Mark Rogers – Speakers included Dave Mason

North West London – Dave Russell – Speakers included Martin Bowler.

Notts, East Midlands – Ashley Burton – Speakers included Mick Wood.

Yorkshire –  Paul Owens – Speakers included Fred Crouch and Steve Pope, Chris Ponsford.


Bransford, River Teme

Bransford Court, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Pewsham Bristol Avon

Topcliffe, River Swale

Sutton, River Trent


Tenth Conference at Hinckley May 15th;  Matt Hayes, Trefor West, Ray Walton, Dave Mason

Go Fishing NEC






Barbel Fisher 19 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 20 was issued in the autumn.


Number 33 was issued in the winter. Twenty eight A5 pages in colour

Number 34was issued in the early summer. Twenty eight A5 pages in colour

Number 35 was issued in the autumn. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

Number 36 was issued in the winter. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

R and C

Conservation statement issued.

More pressure on EA regarding Stillwater barbel

Dedicated account set up for R and C monies.


Non retention of barbel in keepnets launched.


Fish ins on Dove, Severn, Kennet.


Fish ins on Trent,Wye

Tutorial on Severn


Gordon Scott Award to Dave Burr


Barry Norris ran an online auction that raised £1375 for Children in Need. This paved the way for the R and C auctions.

Sponsored the Bisterne Barbel Match in aid of The Stable Family House Trust

BS Forum made visible to members only.

Mike Burdon passed away.


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