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Barbel Society Chronology Part 15 – 2009




President; Fred Crouch

Vice President; Peter Wheat

Chairman; Steve Pope

Secretary; Mike Osborne

Treasurer; Will Golightly

Membership; Mike Berridge

R and C; Pete Reading

Regional Co-ordinator; Dave and Marilyn Brown

Fisheries; Mike Osborne (Ron Lander)

Communications; Fred Bonney

BF Editor; Fred Bonney

Newsletter Editor; Rob Hilton

Juniors; Will Golightly

Commercial/Advertising; John Smith


Merchandise and Shows;

Website; Simon Asbury (Mike Berridge)

Conference Organiser;

Executive Officer: Don Caliendo


Berks – Graham Elliott – Speakers included Phil Smith, Pete Reading, Graham Elliott, Keith Speer, Ian Grant, Ade Kiddell,

Cambs – Mike Bachini and Harry Green – Regular meetings.

Cheshire – Gav Johnson – Speakers included Gary Knowles.

Hants – Mel Evans – Speakers included Graham Elliott

Lancs – Dave Brown – Speakers included Trefor West, Dave Mason and Rob Swindells

Midshires – Rich Frampton – Speakers included Trefor West, Lol Breakspear, Steve Pope, Steve Williams

Notts – David Lake – Speakers included Steve Pope

Wark’s – Steve Barlow – Speakers included Phil Smith

Wilts – Des Richardson – Speakers included Martin Bowler

Yorkshire –  Warren Haywood – Speakers included Dave Mason, Graham Elliott


Bransford, River Teme

Bransford Court, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Topcliffe, River Swale

Sutton, River Trent

Downton, Hants Avon.

Haversham, Gt Ouse.

Wick, Wark’s Avon


Fourteenth Conference at Hinckley May 3rd;   Hugh Miles, Bob Roberts, Gary Newman, Martin James, Len Arbery, Pete Reading.






Barbel Fisher 27 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 28 was issued in the autumn.


Number 47 was issued in the winter. Thirty two A5 pages in colour

Number 48 was issued in the autumn. Thirty two A5 pages in colour


R and C auction number four raised in excess of £5k.

R and C

Advised club with rights on Cherwell and Evenlode.

EA approached us regarding Ouse barbel project.

The Society issued statement detailing concern on barbel stocks and otter predation.


Fishing days on Trent and Wark’s Avon.


Fish in on Trent.

First Avon fundraiser.


Gordon Scott Award to Gav Johnson

Presentations to Dave Steuart and Fred Crouch.


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