There is nothing worse than scrambling around in a frantic rush when looking for your equipment after your fishing alarms have gone off in the middle of the night! Whether you’re heading off on an overnight fishing break or plan on staying by the bank once the darkness has drawn in, a fishing head torch is a simple piece of kit that quickly becomes an essential. Alternatively, a bivvy light provides the light you need in your overnight setup so you don’t need to worry about having your fishing head torch within reach at all times.
We offer a selection of fishing head torches and bivvy lights designed for the waters edge, allowing you to enjoy your fishing trip without the worry of having to pack up when the sun starts to set. As well as helping you land your catches and find what you need in your kit, the hands-free approach is convenient for simple things like a dash to the facilities in the middle of the night and ensuring your safety without the need to scramble around in the dark or hold a mobile phone torch to see in your carp bivvy.
Picking the Right Fishing Head Torch
Whatever your preferred catch is, we have a fishing head torch to match. It’s always important to remember your target catch when you are browsing for a new piece of kit. Comfortable head bands will sit securely whilst your hands remain free and a fishing head torch with an adjustable light which can be angled a certain way is always helpful. If you tend to visit pressured waters or an extremely popular venue, your catch is going to be more suspicious of anything you do, so choosing the right light is a step towards success in these areas! For example, bright, penetrative lights will scare off wary fish and waste all your efforts, especially if you are sea fishing or targeting trout or bass.
Green is the optimal colour tint for fishing head torches because it attracts both fish and their prey to your catch area. A green hue is not as harsh as other lighting, but the human eye is also more receptive, meaning anglers are able to glimpse their catch in the water. A bivvy light with a green colour tint is ideal for going about your business on the bankside, without compromising your catch.
The Ridgemonkey VRH150 boasts the best of both worlds with twin colour output or alternatively, stick with the anglers-favourite, Petzl Tacktikka + RGB. This tried and true piece of kit has red, blue and green lighting options as well as the standard white light so you can personalise your fishing head torch. The colour options of both products preserve night vision without compromising on performance and illumination and are available with a rechargeable battery pack. This means you won’t have to rummage for AAA batteries in the dark or remember to pick up new ones; simply just plug the fishing head torch on and charge it during the day.
For the more extreme (and committed) anglers, a more robust camping head torch could suit best. LED Lenser are renowned for some almighty beams, but the LED Lenser MH6 Fishing Head Torch has temperature control technology, illuminating in temperatures ranging from -20 to 40 and above.
Keep Things Simple with a Bivvy Light
You’ll always need as many hands as you can get when at the bank during nighttime, so set up a bivvy light for your safety and convenience. We stock quality bivvy lights made from durable materials which are suitable for the bankside and all-weather contingencies so you can have one less worry on your mind.
Strip bivvy lights will light up a specific or focused area whereas bulb or box lights will illuminate larger areas, both being suitable for use within your bivvy. Ridgemonkey manufacture the popular Bivvy Light Elitre IR that offers customisable lighting options and fantastic illumination. Of course, the light is rechargeable with impressive staying-power and more than enough for an overnight stay. For something a little more robust, the Trakker Nitelife Floodlight 1280 powerfully illuminates large areas, perfect for lighting a whole team of bivvies and providing enough light for your camping site.