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Barbel Society Chronology Part 19 – 2013



President; Fred Crouch

Vice President; Peter Wheat

Chairman; Steve Pope

Secretary; Pete Reading

Treasurer; Martin Howell

Assistant Secretary; Gerry Higham

Membership; Dave and Marilyn Brown

R and C; Pete Reading

Regional Co-ordinator; Rich Frampton

Fisheries; Richard Howell

BF Editor; Rob Hilton

Newsletter Editor – James Van Gowler

Merchandise; Rob Hilton

Website co-ordinator; Simon Asbury

Executive Officers; Phil Buckingham;

Conference Organiser; Rich Frampton


Berks – Paul Rogers – Speakers included Duncan Charman, Steve Pope, Pete Reading, Len Arbery

Lancs – Jerry Gleeson – Speakers included Terry Theobold, Steve Pope, Paul Garner.

Oxford – Roger Rance – Speakers included Dave Chambers

Staffs – Mark Dutton – Speakers included Rob SAwindells and Lewis Baldwin

West Midlands – Gary Manders – Speakers included Paul Garner

Yorkshire – Pip Mcguire – Speakers included Tim Ridge and Dave Tipping.


Bransford Court, River Teme

Sutton, River Trent

Pixham, River Severn.


Eighteenth Conference at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth June 9th;   Paul Garner, Bob Roberts and Stu Walker,  Rob Swindells, Des Taylor, Dave Harrell.

Northern Angling Show






Barbel Fisher 35 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 36 was issued in the autumn.


Number 55 was issued in the spring. Twenty four A5 pages in colour

Number 56 was issued in the autumn. Twenty eight A5 pages in colour


R and C auction number eight raised £6382

R and C

Rundown of projects funded or part funded;

River Dane Stocking

River Aire Stocking

Stour Barbel Project – habitat works and stocking

Arborfield Weir Project

Bransford Project – Habitat works

St. Patricks Stream Project – Fish survey and habitat works

Bournemouth University Research Projects – Review of all current barbel research work, tank experiments, scale analysis,

Barbel and Gravels – Phd Project

Cherwell Project – habitat works

Hampshire Avon – Habitat works

River Lea Stocking

Handling Code DVD with Hugh Miles


Barbel School on Teme

Fish ins on Kennet and Wye.


Barbel Tales – The first BS book was launched at the Barbel Show.


Gordon Scott Award to Phil Smith


The Barbel Challenge in aid of the ABF took place and raised £2k.


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