Something which you unfortunately often need during carp fishing in for example the Netherlands or the UK is a kind of protection against the weather. In addition, it is of course essential to have shelter during night fishing. Because we can not live without, they are developed in many shapes and sizes. You have the well-known bivvy and brolly but also just a fishing umbrella. To determine whether you want to buy a fishing tent or fishing umbrella for carp fishing, we will briefly discuss all models to see what is the best carp tent or shelter for you. On the page of the product you will find even more specific information.
A carp bivvy is nothing more than a carp tent or simply a fishing tent. In the past they had tent poles and you were busy setting up the tent for more than 10 minutes. Nowadays a carp bivvy consist of simple systems which are very light and can be set up within a few minutes. There are 2 species; 1 or 2 person(s) carp bivvies, often referred to as 1 or 2 man. This mainly means that 1 or 2 bedchairs fit in the bivvy, in addition to all other carp tackle. That is the big advantage of a carp bivvy, the amount of space it offers. A bivvy often stands likes a house and is therefore very suitable for long fishing sessions. The disadvantage is that it is often heavier than a brolly and takes more time to set up. The price is also often higher.
The brolly is also a kind of carp tent in an umbrella model. It is also often called as ann oval or oval brolly. You open the brolly as an umbrella and put it down on the ground. You attach 2 or 4 storm poles with some bivvy pegs and you're done. You will now understand why the brolly is so popular, because you can set it up super fast. The brolly is therefore a quick and good solution for those who find a fish umbrella too little shelter and do not want to do the work of setting up a bivvy. The price is therefore also in the middle. Cons? Sure, especially for a long session in France, it often offers too little shelter for all your equipment. Also a brolly stands less sturdy than a bivvy.
The most simple form of shelter is of course an umbrella or in this case a fishing umbrella. They often have a diameter of 1.5 to 2.5 meters. The wider the umbrella, the more shelter, but also the more unstable it becomes when there is wind. The fishing umbrella stands only with the pole in the ground, so it can be useful to attach an extra guy line for extra stability. Many of the poles of the fishing umbrella's have a knick function, which allows the umbrella to be placed at a certain angle. Very useful against wind or sun. A fishing umbrella is especially useful during the day and is actually unsuitable for night fishing. Also you can not place a bedchair underneath so it is especially suitable in the summer with the carp chair to sit underneath the umbrella.
An overwrap are an extra cover that provides better insulation and protection, which is why they are often referred to as winterskin. They are therefore mainly used in the cold months or bad weather conditions. Overwraps are for both bivvies, brolly's and umbrellas. Make sure that the overwrap is often made for a specific model. You can not easily use an overwrap for other fishing tents, unless otherwise stated. Brolly's are a bit easier to use for other models, considering the model is about the same. You should especially look at the diameter of the brolly. A wrap is perfect for winter conditions, but in the summer you will not need it quickly. They are often delivered without bivvy peggs, while you need extra bivvy pegs for this, so pay attention to this.
For the carp bivvies, brollies and fish umbrellas various accesssories or spare parts can be obtained. An extra storm pole for the brolly can provide more stability, or perhaps the standard storm poles are too short and you are looking for an extra long storm pole. In addition, additional bivvy pegs are also useful for replacing old or curved bivvy pegs or as an extra set for the overwrap. Of course there are many other types of accesories for the carpentent or brolly which you will find here.
Tip: always keep your bivvy, brolly or overwrap clean and dry. Or hang it out again later when the situation allows it. This keeps the canvas in better condition and so you prolong the life of your product.