cpin2_fastpaul (paul4barbus) whiteing

Fishing Stuff

for tackle and other fishing stuff, including my article "Centrepins and using them, especially for Barbel Fishing"

Avatars and Stuff

for some notes about message boards, usernames, and especially avatars

Items for Sale

Fred Crouch Reels

Unfortunately, manufacture of all Fred Crouch reels has ceased.

click here for my details

Please note that I am NOT a dealer or in the trade, I just helped sell the Fred Crouch reels


click here for the Fred Crouch Reels website

paul4 Barbel Rod


You can order the "paul4 Barbel Rod" from Peregrine Rods go directly to


Some Friends' Sites

Fred Crouch centrepins - Fred passed away but his legacy lives on
Bob Gill, a very good friend of mine, is currently taking a break from rod building !!

Chris Brown manufactures extremely good quality angling products - landing nets, bank sticks etc

I have some of his gear and it's first rate.

My very good friend MikeB's site, although not very up to date!!
Guiding and Tuition site by Alan Tomkins, PAA Coach
Coaching site by Martin Porter, PAA Coach

Specifically Barbel Sites

the largest barbel fishing site

for the home page
for the current forums
for the previous system's FAQs
for the previous system's 12000+ topic archives (note that this requires original login)
barbel angler
MickyH's excellent friendly barbel angler site for mainly southern-based barbel anglers
for the current forums - unfortunately now closed due to recent lack of interest
for the (preserved) articles
for the (preserved) reviews

I considered this a worthwhile organisation to belong to, but am no longer an active member. Basically, whilst treasurer / membership sec / site admin it took up too much of my time, but it was in a healthy condition when I left in Apr 2015.

The Association of Barbel Fishers : Putting life and friendship into barbel fishing.

A natural evolution in specialist groups run democratically with elected officials and will continue to evolve as required.

Unfortunately the association has ceased to evolve and is now primarily akin to a two-fishery club.

logo © 2011 The Association of Barbel Fishers

I considered this a worthwhile organisation to belong to, but am no longer a member. But they formulated the very worthwhile Barbel Handling Code.

Angling Club / Venues Info

for Twyford AC website
for Thatcham AA stuff
for Verulam AC website
for Fishers Green stuff

River Systems Support Group

for RSSG stuff - sadly no longer in existence

last updated 7/6/21