The Barbel Catchers Club is a small specimen group, dedicated to the pursuit of barbel across the rivers of Great Britain. To members the barbel is the prince of the river, a fish which demands respect and stealth to catch, yet at times with the right approach this majestic fish can give its self up with regularity.
As a powerfully built creature, the barbel is renowned for it's sporting qualities. The fight can be a tense heart stopping affair yet members achieve just as much satisfaction from seeing these majestic fish swim off strongly when released to fight another day, as they do from catching them.
The club comprises of dedicated anglers who share their enjoyment of the sport through regular contact at Regional Meetings, an AGM and a National Fish-in. The Club also produces a quarterly magazine Barbus through which news and articles are conveyed. It is a condition of membership that everyone should contribute at least once a year.