Welcome to news of the ABF – The Association of Barbel Fishers. We at the ABF have formed our association with a clear view of what we want in the future. We are a natural evolution in specialist groups and will be run democratically with elected officials.
The current members now wish to offer membership to all interested anglers. Initially, membership of the ABF will require a small donation in order to prove identity; these donations will be used to finance the ABF running costs.
The ABF is NOT intended to become opposed to existing barbel forums or groups and does not intend to participate in internet conflicts with any group nor individual. In fact many existing members are also members of other current websites, forums and barbel groups.
We want a group that values it’s members and becomes the place for friendships and shared experiences to develop, to bring enjoyment to our fishing.
One of the main aims of the Association of Barbel Fishers is that the membership contributes and has a say in the way the association operates.
In the near future the ABF, given your support and encouragement, intends to provide members with: -
- Members ‘Away Days’ forum to arrange fishing days on each other’s waters.
- Weekly News
- A regular on-line magazine as and when we grow
- Regular fundraising events for charities nominated by the membership.
- A robust membership base and a group managed by elected officials.
- Associate memberships of various barbel rivers around the whole country.
- Group ‘get-togethers’ and ‘fish-ins’ and other similar events.
- Support for barbel welfare in the form of habitat improvement working in conjunction with other appropriate parties.
Go to the following page:
then fill in new members section using real names only which will be verified.
You are cordially invited to come along and join us,
The Association of Barbel Fishers