The Barbel Society is pleased to announce in collaboration with the Angling Times the launch of a new competition that will reward Angling Times readers for their catches.

Called ‘Barbel Masters’, the competition will award the captor of what’s deemed to be the best fish landed each week with a year’s free membership to the Society. Prizes will be awarded on the basis of merit, rather than just sheer size of the fish, meaning barbel landed from tricky waters, or those that result from dedicated campaigns, are more likely to scoop the prize.