AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The Society is designed to provide an effective
link for ALL barbel anglers and to represent their interests effectively.
The formal objectives of the Society are:
1. To promote the barbel and its conservation, the conservation
and development of suitable barbel fisheries and the quality of
the environment in which they are sited, the highest standards of
the sport of barbel angling, to promote public awareness of these
standards and the need for barbel and fisheries conservation.
2. To disseminate information on barbel angling
and conservation techniques.
3. To research the ecology, habitat, life cycle and behaviour of
4. To secure effective consultation with the
Environment Agency and other relevant bodies to ensure that the
interests of the barbel and the views of barbel anglers in the furtherance
of these objectives are taken into proper account.
5. To promote the development of suitable barbel fisheries including
the acquisition and management of fisheries for such propose.
The Society publishes a newsletter and a magazine on an alternating
3 monthly basis.
An annual conference and General Society meeting will be held to
allow the Committee to account for its stewardship of the Society's
In addition, the Society controls prime barbel
fisheries for the sole use of its members, subject to payment of
an additional fee and there being vacancies on the relevant fishery.
We want you to participate actively in the Society's affairs. There
may well be an established region in your area. If so, details will
be furnished when you join. If not, perhaps you would be willing
to become a Regional Contact and set up your region, let us know.
The Regional Co-ordinator or the Secretary can give you all the
assistance and information you may require.
If you want to be involved in the work of any of the Specialist
Panels please let us know.
A main Committee co-ordinates the Society's activities and deals
with major issues. It consists of President, Vice- President, Chairman,
Secretary, Membership Secretary and Treasurer.
There are four Specialist Panels run by the Panel Chairman, namely
Research and Conservation, Youth Development, Fisheries and Communication.
The Panel Chairman are members of the main Committee and share decision
making on important issues.
Regional groups give a local dimension and contact point for members.
Regional Contacts meet yearly with the Regional Co-ordinator and
Committee to ensure effective liaison.
Society merchandise, exhibitions, conference organising and advertising
are all dealt with by their respective managers.
The Society also has its own Legal Advisor.