Sunday, 22 April 2012

Charity Challenge

The Barbel Society Barbel Challenge: In Aid Of The Army Benevolent Fund

Three members of the Barbel Society are currently planning for a task to take place over 14 days in which they will attempt to capture 14 double figure barbel from 14 English rivers, one from each river.
Jerry Gleeson, Baz Fisher and Paul Bennett aim to fish from August 8th 2013 from some of the following rivers, the list will change nearer the time.
Swale, Trent, Dove, Derwent, Ribble, Goyt, Sow, Severn, Anker, Teme, Kennet, Lodden, Kentish Stour, Rother, Medway, Sussex Ouse, Hampshire Avon
The aim is to get sponsors for the team based on the number of double figure barbel caught in or on the event as a whole. So donations are needed from friends, anglers, tackle manufactures, bait companies, retailers, please give generously.
Cheques or postal orders can be made out to "The Army Benevolent Fund" and should be sent to Jerry Gleeson, 42 Freemantle Street, Edgeley, Stockport SK3 9LF

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

How old was that barbel?

An article from Barbel Fisher 32

Part of a continuing study funded by the Research & Conservation arm of the Barbel Society
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