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Barbel Society Chronology Part 9 – 2003




President; Fred Crouch

Vice President; Peter Wheat

Chairman; Steve Pope

Secretary; Phil Buckingham, Keith Truscott

Treasurer; Steve Hitch

Membership; John Found

R and C; Mike Burdon

Assistant Membership Secretary; Steve Boulton

Regional Co-ordinator; Dave Johnson

Fisheries; Don Caliendo (Steve Hastie)

Communications; Martin Ford, Dave Burr

BF Editor; Dave Burr

Newsletter Editor; Martin Allen, Phil Betteley

Juniors; Phil Betteley (Mark Fox, Lyn Hurst, Neil Degg)

Commercial/Advertising; John Smith

Merchandise and Shows; Mark Fox

Website; Simon Asbury

Conference Organiser; Martin Allen (Phil Betteley, Dave Burr, Keith Truscott)


Berks – Peter DennisSpeakers included John Baker, Trefor West

Cambs – Mike Bachini and Harry Green – Regular meetings.

Cheshire – Rob MasseySpeakers included Chris Ponsford

Midlands – Mark Rogers – Speakers included Martin Bowler

North West London – Dave Russell – Speakers included Marc Laynes

Notts, East Midlands – Ashley Burton – Speakers included Archie Braddock

North West Region – Phil Betteley – Speakers included Archie Braddock

Staffs – Neil Degg and Steve Boulton – Speakers included Gary Knowles

Surrey – Lyn Hurst – PeterReading, Tony Miles,

Yorkshire – Ian Sadowski, Paul Owens – Speakers included Mick Dinnigan, Mick Wood


Eighth Conference at Hinckley May 18th; Pete Reading, Jeremy Wade, Peter Stone Auction, Chris Ponsford

Go Fishing NEC

Royal Lancashire

Tight Lines 2003


Bransford, River Teme

Bransford Court, River Teme

Beauchamp Court, River Severn.

Hill House, River Severn

Bushley River Severn

Upper Hampton, River Severn

Pewsham Bristol Avon

Topcliffe, River Swale

Sutton, River Trent






Barbel Fisher 15 was issued in the spring.

Barbel Fisher 16 was issued in the autumn.


Number 24 was issued in the winter.   Four sheets, glossy and colour cover, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 25 was issued in the summer.  Three sheets, glossy and colour cover, giving twelve A5 sides.

Number 26 was issued in the autumn.  Five sheets, colour, giving twenty A5 sides.

Number 27 was issued in the winter.  Four sheets, colour, giving sixteen A5 sides.

Number 28 was issued in the winter.  Five sheets, colour, giving twenty A5 sides.

R and C

Proposed study of barbel populations on all rivers


Fish ins; Hants Avon, Severn. Dove,


Fish ins, Wye,


Peter Stone Commemorative Plaque installed on bridge in Wolvercote.


Gordon Scott Award to Trefor West


An auction was held to sell Peter Stone’s tackle, proceeds to the family.

Sponsored the Bisterne Barbel Match in aid of The Stable Family House Trust – this was the start of what became the Avon Fundraiser.


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