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Barbel Society Chronology Part 12 – 2006




President; Fred Crouch

Vice President; Peter Wheat

Chairman; Steve Pope

Vice Chairman; John Found

Secretary; Paul Owens, Steve Richardson

Treasurer; Steve Hitch

Assistant Secretary; Bernard Cornish

Membership; John Found, Steve Hastie

R and C; Pete Reading, (Steve Richardson)

Regional Co-ordinator; Neil Degg

Fisheries; Don Caliendo, (Mike Osborne, Phil Betteley)

Communications; BF Editor; Jon Berry

Newsletter Editor; Barry Norris

Juniors; Phil Betteley , Will Golightly

Commercial/Advertising; John Smith

Merchandise and Shows; Mark Fox

Website; Simon Asbury

Conference Organiser;  Martin Allen

Executive Officer: John Found.


Cambs – Mike Bachini and Harry Green – Regular meetings.

Cheshire – Rob Massey, Rob SwindellsSpeakers included Fred Crouch and Steve Pope, Ashley Burton.

Hants – Mel Evans – Speakers included Trefor West

Lancs – Dave Brown – Speakers included Steve Pope and Fred Crouch.

Midlands – Carl Salter – Speakers included Chris Ponsford, Stef Horak, Phil Smith, Dave Burr.

North West London – Dave Russell – Speakers included Trefor West.

Notts, East Midlands – Ashley Burton – Speakers included Trefor West, Lee Swords.

Shropshire – Ade Williams – Speakers included Steve Pope and Fred Crouch, Dave Mason.

Staffs – Dave Riley – Speakers included Mick Wood

Yorkshire –  Paul Owens – Speakers included Matt Hayes, Trefor West and Tony Miles, Dave Mason.


Bransford, River Teme

Bransford Court, River Teme

Brockamin, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Pewsham Bristol Avon

Topcliffe, River Swale

Sutton, River Trent


Eleventh Conference at Hinckley May 15th;  Tony Miles, Trefor West, John Bailey, Gary Knowles, Ashley Burton, Gary Newman, Marl Lloyd, Steve Beech, Steve Pope and Fred Crouch

Go Fishing NEC

Carp and Coarse Show, Wembley.






Barbel Fisher 21 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 22 was issued in the autumn.


Number 37 was issued in the winter. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

Number 38 was issued in the early summer. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

Number 39 was issued in the autumn. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

Number 40 was issued in the winter. Twenty four A5 pages in colour


Barry Norris organised the first R and C auction on the BS website forum. A huge success raising over £5k.

R and C

The Handling Code was updated

Financial support for stocking River Dane.

Monitoring British Canoe Union.


Fishing days on Dove, Severn and Kennet.


Fish ins on Teme, Severn and Wye.


Gordon Scott Award to Dave Russell

Presentation to Steve Pope for services to the BS.


The NFA adopt the BS Handling Code.


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