paul (paul4barbus) whiteing  

note. I know these are not the most mobile-friendly pages - alas I do not have the expertise to make them so

Unfortunately, manufacture of all Fred Crouch reels has ceased until further notice.

click for my details

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

click for the Fred Crouch Reels website

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

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

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

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  
barbel fishing world
the largest barbel fishing site
    for the home page
for the current forums
for the previous system's 12000+ topic archives (note that this requires original login)
  for the previous system's FAQs
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

click this image for RSSG stuff - sadly no longer in existence


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