Dome or Bivvy?

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Tiny Tim

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Hello all,
Im planning on going fishing when it gets a little warmer i must admit, the odd weekend away all parts of the country staying at various fisheries etc. I cant reall afford the accommodation they offer so i will use their camping sites that some may offer.
My question is finally!!! Im thinking of buying a simple Dome tent for my excursions at low cost. Most Anglers i know have Bivvys, are they really more suitable considering the expensive of them? Im no carp specialist and think a dome be just as good. Any personal opinions you may have on this would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I use a two man tent I bought from poundstretcher, only 5 minutes to put up. Cost 30 quid.

I use it frequently, especially at the fish ins

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I use a 2 man dome tent bought from Millets for 30.00 ,5min's to put &take down & move with Geoff's help at Semmer.Also green in colour to blend in wtih countryside.




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I've used a tent in the past but got a bivvy for Christmas. The bivvy material is a bit thicker (and presumably stronger) than the tent material, as are the poles.

It's also higher than the tent, and you can get in and out without crouching down as much.

The only other benefit I can see is that you can sit in the porch area of the bivvy and watch your rods and the water. I found that the your view was obstructed in a tent due to the lower roof.






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i'm with geoff, i got a 2 man tent from argos for 27, spot on for the fishins (even when i have to take the missus)

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quote:Originally posted by AlanP

The only other benefit I can see is that you can sit in the porch area of the bivvy and watch your rods and the water. I found that the your view was obstructed in a tent due to the lower roof.

AlanP

That wouldn't be of benefit to me cos if my rods are in the water, I am sitting right by them, and on a lake I normally pole fish.

If I did a lot of carp fishing, and night fishing then I might get a bivvy but nights is for drinking and sleeping.

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Yes thanks fellas, thinking about hose fishi ins. Dont take this the wrong way, but you couldnt really go down the pub on the night could you leaving all your expensive tackle etc in the tent! Well would not be very prudent would it. Im sure the guys who attend these fish ins are honest. But its better safe than sorry isnt it?
 

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I have plenty of trust in the guys who go to the fishins. We don't always go to the pub. At Semmer, Martin brought his mobile conduminion and Daz did a bbq, and we all sang scout songs around it.

At the Trent, one night was spent in the pub, but the stretch was well tucked away, the second was spent at one end of the field with a few tinnies.

Elvington, after a few beers in a pub, only five minutes walk away (LOL) we quaffed from a barrel Dave had acquired.

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Got to be a bivvy TT, much stronger than a tent,

On the fish ins mate, the gear is never left, always someone who has a night session when the others nip for a pint or two,but as Geoff has pointed out,its normally a B.B.Q and a scout party when we meet,[;)][;)][;)]

The last one i went to was the Trent,most of the M/Ders went to the bar for a few,but there was at least 4 who stayed on the bankside fishing,not a thing out of place when we returned from the bar,, all sober and quiet,[:p][:p]



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Sober and quiet Toma [?]

You sure[?]

Oh yeah, thats right you retired to bed with a cup of tea [:p]

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We went out to the pub o n the Trent fish in &left all my tackle on the peg overnight & nothing was touched that's how honest&staight forward all the guy's &gal's that go to fishin's are.

They're the best set of people/fishermen/angler;s/ drinker's /joker's /comedian's, &good company&companion's all iv'e ever come across.




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