IF THE idea of going back to the classroom fills you with dread, then Mail readers will be pleased to learn that 2011 sees the introduction of one school sure to get plenty of top marks and full attendance – Barbel School!

Organised by the Barbel Society, ‘Barbel School’ events will be held on rivers across the country next year and have been set up in response to increasing demand for tuition and practical advice on catching the popular running-water species.

For the full story, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.