The club, now in its 42nd year, has seen some of the country's most well known and respected specimen hunters as members through the years. The majority though simply enjoy the oportunity to share their passion of all things barbel away from all the limelight and public gaze that seems to follow current angling trends.
Above all members simply enjoy their fishing, enjoy and respect the river environment barbel thrive in and especially enjoy the friendship and good humour shared amoungst fellow members and regions.
While there are no formal limits on membership numbers the club keeps at a manageable size normally between 60 and 70 members which ensures it doesn't grow too big and risk the foundation of friendships up and down the country. For this reason some regions may have a waiting list in place for new membership applications. However some areas are actively seeking members, including the Wessex, Midlands and Chiltern Regions.
If you would like to be considered for membership get in touch via the Contact page and tell us a bit about your fishing and reasons for wishing to join the catchers.