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Barbel Society Chronology Part 13 – 2007




President; Fred Crouch

Vice President; Peter Wheat

Chairman; Steve Pope

Vice Chairman; John Found

Secretary; Steve Richardson

Treasurer; Steve Hitch, Will Golightly

Assistant Secretary; Bernard Cornish

Membership; Steve Hastie, Mike Berridge

R and C; Pete Reading,( Steve Richardson)

Regional Co-ordinator; Neil Degg, Mike Bachini

Fisheries; Mike Osborne (Phil Betteley, Ron Lander)

Communications; BF Editor; Jon Berry

Newsletter Editor; Barry Norris, Jon Berry, Damien Kimmins

Juniors; Will Golightly

Commercial/Advertising; John Smith

Merchandise and Shows; Mark Fox

Website; Simon Asbury (Mike Berridge)

Conference Organiser; Mark Fox

Executive Officer: Don Caliendo


Cambs – Mike Bachini and Harry Green – Regular meetings.

Cheshire – Gav JohnsonSpeakers included Mike Bachini and Harry Green, Lee Swords

Hants – Mel Evans – Speakers included Steve Pope and Fred Crouch, Ray Walton, Peter Wheat, Pete Reading, Chris Holley

Lancs – Dave Brown – Speakers included Dave Mason

Midlands – Carl Salter – Speakers included Ashley Burton, Guy Robb and Stu Morgan

Notts – Ashley Burton – Speakers included Phil Smith

Shropshire – Ade Williams – Speakers included Stuart Court and Dave Mason, Ade Kiddell

Staffs – Dave Riley – Speakers included Steve Beech, Ade Kiddell, Trefor West.

Yorkshire – Warren Haywood – Speakers included Lee Swords, Mick Wood


Bransford, River Teme

Bransford Court, River Teme

Brockamin, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Topcliffe, River Swale

Sutton, River Trent

Downton, Hants Avon.


Twelfth Conference at Hinckley May 13th;   Graham Elliott, Dave Mason, Ashley Burton, Stu Morgan, Lee Swords

Go Fishing 2007






Barbel Fisher 23 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 24 was issued in the autumn.


Number 41 was issued in the winter. Thirty two A5 pages in colour

Number 42 was issued in the spring. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

Number 43 was issued in the autumn. Twenty  A5 pages in colour


R and C Auction number two raised £5k.

R and C

First projects for funding; Upper Dorset Stour stocking, Upper Thames Barbel Project, Habitat works on the River Teme.

Request for ideas for funding in Midlands and North.

Request for more individual help.

The EA published their findings on Stillwater barbel.

Stour stocking took place


Fishing days on Severn, Kennet and Trent


Gordon Scott Award to John Found

Presentations to Don Caliendo and John Found in recognition of service to the Society.


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