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Barbel Society Chronology Part 3 – 1997



President; Peter Stone

Vice President; Fred Crouch

Chairman; Steve Pope

Secretary; Barry Norris

Treasurer; Phil Buckingham

Membership; John Found

R and C; Mike Burdon

Regional Co-ordinator; Steve Sorrell

Fisheries; Don Caliendo

Communications & BF Editor; Gordon Scott

Newsletter Editor; Gordon Scott

Juniors; Fred Crouch

Commercial / Advertising; Lawrence Breakspear, David Hallett

Conference Organiser; Steve Pope


Essex – Alan Oliver – Speakers included Chris Holley, Ray Walton, Bob Buteaux, Martin James, Fred Crouch, Steve Pope.

Hants / Berks – Steve Sorrell – Speakers included Guy Robb, Chris Holley, Ray Walton, Bob James, Fred Crouch, Trefor West.

Hants – Dave Cutler – Speakers included Ray Walton.

North West London – Dave Russell – Speakers included Fred Crouch, Steve Pope, Trefor West.

North West Region – Barry Norris – Speakers included Roger Miller, Andy Orme, Trefor West, Tony Miles.

Sussex – Mark Howard – Speakers included Ray Walton, Trefor West

Surrey – Martin Porter – Speakers included Fred Crouch, Steve Pope

West Midlands – Pete Bailey – Speakers included Trefor West, Mike Burdon, Phil Smith

Wiltshire – Speakers included Trefor West and Stuart Morgan


Second Conference held at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden, Northamptonshire on March 23rd. Speakers; John Bailey, Des Taylor, Trefor West and Tony Miles, Archie Braddock, Pete Reading. Martin James was MC in full Isaak Walton dress.


Go Fishing – NEC.


Bransford, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Clifton  Croome, River Severn

River Dane






Barbel Fisher 3 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 4 was issued in the autumn.


Number 5 was issued in the early spring.  Four white sheets, printed, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 6 was issued in the late spring.  Three white sheets, printed, giving twelve A5 sides.

Number 7 was issued in the summer.  Four white sheets, printed, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 8 was issued in the summer.  Six white sheets, printed, giving twenty four A5 sides.

R and C

Calverton visit

Paul Garner drawing up Stillwater paper

Roy Bates collating data from Gt Ouse

Drive to get representation on Consultatives


Fish ins on Severn, Kennet


Fish ins on Wye, Kennet and Severn.


Negotiated 20% discount with Leisure Sport


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