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    Default Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    The other thing noticed at the Carp Show is there now angling shelters that you can use as a separate cooking, storage, meeting area where you can chat to your mates while waiting for a bite.
    So with your bivvy and shelter all need now is separate sleeping compartment and you have a tent or is it still a bivvy.

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    I love camping.
    I love fishing.
    I see/have no need to combine the two.

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    Quote Originally Posted by steve2 View Post
    The other thing noticed at the Carp Show is there now angling shelters that you can use as a separate cooking, storage, meeting area where you can chat to your mates while waiting for a bite.
    I've seen them in promo stuff. I've seen the shops sell them off for a fraction of the original asking prices. Though it's not really my game, there are a decent proportion of out and out carpers on my syndicate water. As yet, I've not seen one of these cooking/storage/meeting shelters. I assume someone must be buying them, but they aren't in evidence on the waters I frequent.

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    I saw that one at the show.
    I am after just a day shelter although I suspect I will feel a bit of a wally with one, like when i had a convertible cars.Still at my advanced age, do I care?

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    No Alec you shouldn't give a hoot.

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    In the past we have had many a social Fish-In where one of those canopy things would have been a real boon.

    Typcally we'd have a BBQ, with master cook Wol at the helm, and often the weather turned against us (and especially if windy attended) . . . so I can see a use for such a piece of kit but not for typical Carp trip . . .

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    I've never seen the idea with regard to camping. My daughter enjoys it but they have a dog, most places don't cater for pets.
    Where fishing is concerned I still have the same mind set, if I'm fishing nothing else matters. Anything else would be classed as detrimental.
    If for some reason a bloke likes to fish from a tent that's his choice, if a more plush tent is his thing then that's fine by me. You pays your money and takes your choice.

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    Default Re: Is it camping or fishing a bivvy or a tent

    I thought I replied to this thread before but it must have been deterred by the recent forum IT problems.

    Those big tent like jobs will be aimed at group trips to carp waters, probably the French type trips where they live outside for the week or so. Communal cooking and socialising maybe.

    My take on bivvies for my own 2 or 3 day trips is that I can sit by my rods most of the time but there come times whilst away when I just need to catch up on sleep. I often reel in and get a good gonk. You need somewhere dry to keep your clutter for days on end.

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