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Barbel Society Chronology Part 4 – 1998



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, Alan Oliver

Fisheries; Don Caliendo

Communications & BF Editor; Gordon Scott

Newsletter Editor; Martin Allen

Juniors; Fred Crouch

Commercial / Advertising ; David Hallett

Conference Organiser; Steve Pope


Essex – Mark Fox – Speakers included Paul Garner

Hereford – Phil Double – Speakers included Bob James.

Lanc’s – Dave Brown – Speakers included Paul Garner.

North West London – Dave Russell – Speakers included Bob James, Peter Stone and John Everard, John Baker.

North West Region – Phil Betteley – Speakers included Bob James, Martin James.

Sussex – Mark Howard – Speakers included Pete Reading, Mick Channing

Surrey – John Bacon 7 Phil Wilding – Speakers included Bill Rushmer, Andy Orme

Staffordshire – Steve Boulton – Speakers included Trefor West, Steve Pope, Fred Crouch.

South West Midlands – Pete Bailey – Speakers included Bob James

West Midlands – Stewart Walker and Martin Cullen – Speakers included Des Taylor

Wiltshire – Dave Clarke & Dave Crabb – Speakers included Tony Miles, Adrian Taylor, Ray Walton.


Third Conference at Rushden, 28th March; Bob James, Ray Walton, Chris Turnbull, Adrian Taylor, John Bailey, Chris Yates.


Angling 98 NEC.


Bransford, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Clifton  Croome, River Severn

River Dane






Barbel Fisher 5 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 6 was issued in the autumn.


Number 9 was issued in the autumn.  Six white sheets, printed, giving twenty four A5 sides.

Number 10 was issued in the spring.  Four white sheets, printed, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 11 was issued in the autumn.  Six white sheets, printed, giving twenty four A5 sides.

R and C

Angling Times poll in favour of no barbel in Stillwater.

Met EA Head of Fisheries


River Watch – to report on any sightings of barbel being taken from rivers.


Fish in on Dane, Teme and Kennet.


Fish in on Wye, Kennet and Severn.


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