Held over the weekend of the 20th / 21st August on a private section of the stunning River Teme, the Barbel School 2016 will be open to members and non BS members alike.

This weekend is ideally aimed at the newcomer to barbel fishing who wishes to gain a solid grounding to kick-start their passion. Please be aware that this weekend will not be constant fishing for two days, it is a learning weekend for anglers to hopefully take away something new!

Itinerary for the two days will include:


  • An opening introduction and a bacon sandwich breakfast (Saturday morning)
  • Tackle selection and suitability
  • Baits and bites
  • Fish welfare
  • Fish location and watercraft
  • Night fishing
  • Photography
  • Fishing time
  • Saturday night BBQ and much more….

(Please be aware that no alcohol is to be consumed until the evening and you have FINISHED fishing for the day)

Please bring along with you a suitable tent/ bivvy for your overnight stay with suitable outdoor wet weather gear, enough personal food and stove. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day. Bring your normal fishing gear and bait.

Because of the nature and intimacy of this river places are limited to 10 people on a first come first served basis. The price for this years’ Barbel School will be £40 per head for the two full days including BBQ and breakfast.

Cheques should be made payable to The Barbel Society with a SAE to ensure either a confirmation note reaches you or the return of your cheque if you miss the list, can you also please provide contact details for yourself including a mobile number.

Post to: Simon Asbury, 49 Dartmouth Close, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 1SU.
Email: simon@studiodm.co.uk
Phone: 0780 8079199

Note that as attendees of the Barbel School you will be expected to adhere to rules stated on the first morning of the weekend, any rule breaking or unruly behaviour and you will be asked to leave the fishery.

The weekend is subject to change/ cancellation if the weather dictates.

“A great weekend with good company, some new friends and a beautiful beat of the Teme plus I’d learnt a new approach to my barbel fishing on small rivers, that’s a result and one I’d be very grateful for in the weeks that followed, with both a PB chub and barbel falling to the approach.”

“A great weekend at an idyllic venue in beautiful surroundings, complete with friendly expert instruction, a weekend’s investment that will enhance your fishing experience and chances for a lifetime.” 

Here is a promo video of last year’s Barbel School put together by Paul Floyd