Author Archives: Alan Barnes

Fishing the top and bottom slider on the River Ribble

I can remember it almost like it was yesterday: I was a 12-year-old boy just starting to become obsessed with fishing, which meant religiously buying the Angling Times and Anglers Mail each Wednesday. It was September 1975 and that week’s angling weeklies had all the details from the World Championships, fished on the Bydgoszcz Canal… read more

Cadence CR10 13ft #3 Feeder Rod and CS10 4000 Reel – Live Test

Feeder Fishing

Memories of happy times came flooding back when I got out of my car to go fishing for this Cadence tackle test on Lancashire’s River Ribble. The pungent smell of slurry greeted my nostrils and I knew I was at Elston Old Hall Farm, a mile or so from Grimsargh village, where I spent childhood… read more

Targeting Lancaster Canal Bream with the Cadence CR10 #1 10ft Wand

Alan put together this 8lb Lancaster Canal skimmer catch in three hours on a testing autumn day using the cadence CR10 No:1 10ft wand and the CS10 3000 reel.

Bream, that most enigmatic of species. Obliging on the one hand, evasive on the other. Take your pick; both adjectives apply in the fullest sense to the common or bronze bream. When they feed you can enjoy some hectic sport, but when they don’t it can be a very frustrating experience. Luckily, a few decided… read more