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Sunday 5th June 2011


The Barcelo Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire.

The committee are pleased to announce details of
‘The fishing show of the year’!

With some of the angling world’s top speakers, such as Duncan Charman, Nick Giles, Ade Kiddell, Dave Mason, Peter Wheat, Dave Steuart and Pete Reading  and more  appearing on stage in the main hall, you can sit in comfort and listen, as they share their experiences of catching barbel, and other species from around Britain, and further afield.
Slide shows, bait making displays and Q& A forums
If you eventually do need a break from listening to the top tips on offer, you can have a go at Wallis and centrepin casting out on the lake, under the expert guidance of Alan Roe and  others; take part in tackle and rig clinics; wander around a superb trade hall where you can pick up the latest bargains ready for the new season, or just relax and chat with other anglers in the bars and café.

This year’s show is open to all, whether you are a Barbel Society member or not. Tickets (which must be purchased in advance) are available now from the address below, at a cost of £10.00 for each adult.
(All accompanied juniors are admitted free of charge.)
Don’t wait, order your tickets now to be sure of attending this fantastic show!
Please send your payment, by cheque or postal order for £10.00 per adult ticket, made payable to
 ‘The Barbel Society’
The Barbel Society, 12, Eastfield Road, Weddingon, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. CV10 0BB.

(Please include a SAE for return of tickets)





Press release   28th March 2011


The Barbel Society is delighted to announce today a programme of collaborative research with Bournemouth University. Describing the work, Pete Reading, Barbel Society Research and Conservation Officer, said “This project is a major development in our barbel-related research, and represents an exciting opportunity to ensure our research and conservation measures are based on contemporary and objective scientific knowledge. We are delighted to be able to work with the University in providing the opportunity to increase our knowledge about such an iconic species”.

The work will initially focus on deriving an increased understanding on the growth and recruitment of barbel in rivers and lakes in the UK, the importance of growth and recruitment in providing sustainable angling opportunities, and developing a knowledge baseline on the ecology of barbel from across their range to identify potential threats and opportunities to the sustainability of their populations. Work will include age and growth analysis of scale collections and review of scientific literature. Dr. Rob Britton, project manager at Bournemouth University, commented ‘In completing this work, we aim to provide constructive and objective information on barbel ecology that will help the Barbel Society identify their research and conservation priorities in years to come”.

Contacts: Pete Reading
                Dr Rob Britton:







Thursday 19th May 2011

Gupshill Manor Tewkesbury

7-30 Start

£3 for members and £5 for non members ( £2 refund if you join on the night)

Dave Mason will be giving a presentation and Teme Severn will have a tackle and bait stand


Contact Andy; 07527 949396 or Tom; 07739 838093


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