Monthly Archives: June 2015

Barbel Fisher Magazine Update

All content and articles is with the layout/ design team and they fully appreciate the urgency.

It will take a few weeks for the printing to be completed, so as soon as we have a firm date for delivery we will let you know.

Once again our sincere apologies, rest assured we are doing our utmost to minimise the delay.

Many thanks

By |June 30th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Barbel Fisher Magazine Update|

20th Anniversary Barbel Society Show

Over 300 attended the 20th Anniversary Barbel Society Show last Sunday, and it was a real success, with talks by Des Taylor, Dave Harrell, John Baker, Rob Swindells and Steve Pope very well received. A busy trade room was full of anglers buying bait and tackle for the new season and simply chatting to each other!

Des Taylor, in his weekly Angling Times column said “It had good talkers, top tackle on display, and with over 300 barbel anglers milling about that`s as good as it gets! I was glad to be part of this great day in the history of the Barbel Society, long may it continue!”

Next year`s show is at the same venue, Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth.


By |June 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on 20th Anniversary Barbel Society Show|

2015 Midlands Fundraiser – Saturday 12th September

The Barbel Society
Midlands’ Rivers Annual Research & Conservation Fundraiser

Fellow Angler,
This new project aims to raise funds, primarily for the Severn catchment, but will cater for all future Midland rivers research and conservation projects.

The Society is helping with funding and supporting two PHD studies, one of which is currently taking place on the river Teme and will be looking at barbel populations throughout the lower and middle reaches.

As time goes The Barbel Society will face a growing list of habitat restoration projects and enhancement schemes that will not only benefit the barbel but all species, as well as improving habitat for all wildlife along the way.

Our first Midlands’ fundraiser event will be held on the 12th September 2015 and consist of a friendly fishing match taking place in the day over three prolific fisheries on the river Severn (car permits and maps will be issued to all guests prior to event), followed by a fantastic 3-course meal and auction in the evening at The Abbey Hotel with Angling Trusts Martin Salter as guest speaker.

A cost of £50 per head will include your entry to the fishing match, dinner at the hotel in the evening and a chance to bid on some fantastic lots in the auction.

For those of you intending on an overnight stay at the hotel, you will need to book early to avoid disappointment as we only have a certain amount of rooms reserved for the event. All details and references for bookings will be provided with each application. Alternative accommodation in and around the malvern hills can be provided upon request.

If you would like to receive an invitation to this years event please contact Bobby Baker

We look forward to hearing from […]

By |June 18th, 2015|News|Comments Off on 2015 Midlands Fundraiser – Saturday 12th September|

Fred Crouch Plaque at Kings Weir

Kings Weir is where Fred’s life journey with Barbel began, he caught his very first Barbel here in 1956  by accident and then resolved to catch them by design and get to understand them better than anyone else did at the that time.

In the days when Fred first fished at the Weir Arthur Newton was the Keeper, his son Bill followed and the weir is now in the hands of the third generation although Bill’s widow Barbara still lives there as do her Grandchildren.

By |June 17th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Fred Crouch Plaque at Kings Weir|

Twyford & District Fishing Club’s Open Day

Sat 27 June 2015 – 8.00 am til late

Are you:
• A river fishing enthusiast who would love to fish three great rivers from one car park?
• A keen angler wanting a change from the predictability of carp lakes?
• A lapsed fisher who is tempted to get back into it but doesn’t know how?

If so, why not come along to the Twyford & District Fishing Club Open Day on Saturday 27th June 2015. Our fantastic fisheries on St Patricks Stream, the Loddon and the Thames can all be fished and walked around for free on one day only. Gates open at 8.00am for the early birds and we’ll be around until late afternoon.

Club stalwarts Jim Deasy and Steve Dunbar will be holding a trotting and pole workshop. Renowned local angler Sam Meeuwissen will be holding a barbel fishing workshop. Ian Law, a river carp specialist, will be joining us and expert Phil Wakeford will be on hand to offer advice on pike fishing.

River guides will be available to walk the banks with you and answer any questions.

Just turn up with your tackle, bait, unhooking mat, EA licence and a smile! We will keep you refreshed with free tea, coffee, burgers and bacon butties. There will be a collection box for donations to Fishing for Forces.

If your day encourages you to join up, we will be accepting new members on the day (cash, card and cheque).
Directions – Look for Loddon Drive and the TDFC Open Day signs off the A4 between Charvil and Twyford, near the bridges over the Loddon. The nearest post code to our car park is RG10 9RY

For further information and regular updates see the Twyford & District Fishing Club website

Everyone welcome!

By |June 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Twyford & District Fishing Club’s Open Day|