Carp Fishing Bivvies
A carp anglers’ home from home! There is a multitude of different bivvies, shelters and brolly systems all designed to keep you warm and dry in the harshest of weather.
The first real development in bankside accommodation came when Kevin Nash invented the 60” oval brolly. With more ribs touching the ground and with it being bigger than its 50” round predecessor, it became the must-have item of the early 90’s and still to this day there are carp anglers all over the UK who prefer the umbrella style shelter.
Storm sides came soon after, followed by a dedicated overwrap and then the carp angling world changed once more when the pram hood style shelter was developed.
A multitude of different fishing bivvies and shelters followed as the carp angling brands battled to bring out the biggest and best. Aquatexx were one step ahead, replacing the standard nylon materials, then we had the front peak and the inner dome style shelters that all but eliminated condensation; a feature that has now found its way into some umbrella systems.
So what shelter is best for you? Well, it depends.
If you are an angler who only really fishes one or two nights at a time, then an umbrella style system may be your best bet as this is a range of carp fishing bivvies that can be easily stored. Many systems have zip in and zip out solid panels if the weather takes a turn for the worse during the summer. You can also buy dedicated overwraps for the winter, making this the perfect range of fishing bivvies to suit you and your impromptu fishing trip.
If you prefer a bit more room, then a pramhood style bivvy may be more suitable. With a larger footprint, these provide a bit more comfort on the bank, particularly for those who spend numerous nights in the same place and with the addition of a bed chair, you will be in ultimate comfort all night long! These bivvies come equipped with side panels and stable shelter for all weather conditions, allowing you to spend long nights by the water in comfort.
Fishing for carp can take a lot of time and with the right bait, you can be more than lucky. With one of the many carp fishing bivvies available, you will be sheltered from the elements as you fish, allowing you to beat your previous record for your biggest fish caught.
If you like copious amounts of room then two-man a carp bivvy will be a great choice. They are especially good for session anglers or people who fish abroad on a regular basis. With lots of room, especially with overwraps added, these really are a home away from home! Two-man carp fishing bivvies are also excellent if you take your partner or offspring fishing with you as you have room for all the essentials such as bait and rods.
It really does come down to personal choice at the end of the day, but there are a few things to consider on top of all that:
• Hydrostatic Head – This figure represents the amount of water needed before the material stops being waterproof. 1000mm hydrostatic head is the bare minimum for any material to be considered waterproof. All of the products we sell come with a minimum 5000mm hydrostatic head, 5 x times the required amount and the majority come with at least 10,000mm hydrostatic head, so rest assured you will remain completely dry!
• Size – How much room do you need? One and two man shelters are both available and some are even designed for the long stay Euro angler with loads of room for two people plus all the tackle you could possibly need! For all carp anglers, a wide selection of durable carp fishing bivvies are available to cater for every location and all weather conditions that you may encounter. As well as these, there are also a number of other additions such as storm poles that help to make your carp fishing bivvies more durable for even the worst of weather conditions.
Trakker, Aqua, Nash and Fox are spending lots of money on material research and design; Chub, Avid, JRC and ESP are also producing excellent fishing bivvies and shelters, so there really isn’t a bad one on the market in this day and age. Our wide selection of carp fishing bivvies also come in a wide range of sizes, allowing you to choose the one that is right for you.
Here at Total Fishing Tackle, we not only stock a huge range of shelters, but we also have all the accessories that you will ever need. What’s more, we even have our own range of TFT bivvies made by Fox, such as the Royale Classic TT Pro starting at just £149.99! Not only that but with Free UK delivery on orders over £50 as well as fast delivery, you can have your fishing bivvies with you in time for your next trip.
As always, if you need any advice or help choosing the right bivvies for you, then please get in touch and we will point you in the right direction to the perfect carp bivvy for your style of fishing.