CARP HACK: How to camouflage your bivvy [VIDEO]

CARP HACK: How to camouflage your bivvy [VIDEO]

Want to spray paint your bivvy or brolly but don't know where to start or what paint to use? It's surprisingly easy.

For inspiration, take a look at these brilliant pics from Dave Lane, who had to tuck himself away on venues such as the Mere.

On the Mere, Dave had to stay well hidden. PIC: Dave Lane

On the Mere, Dave had to stay well hidden. PIC: Dave Lane

Dave got the paint brush out on buckets and shelters. PIC: Dave Lane

Dave got the paint brush out on buckets and shelters. PIC: Dave Lane

Even a simple camo pattern can work. PIC: Dave Lane

Even a simple camo pattern can work. PIC: Dave Lane

How to camouflage your bivvy with spray cans

1) You will need non-reflective, matt paint. Halfords does a selection of camo hues for £7.99 each. Pick three colours for the best effect.

A selection of rattle cans will do 

A selection of rattle cans will do 

2) Spray about a foot or so from the bivvy fabric. S-shaped patterns are a simple starting point. For a more detailed approach, try using a leaf-shaped stencil. 

This is tackle editor Marc Coulson's own ESP Lo-Pro brolly, so there's no going back!

This is tackle editor Marc Coulson's own ESP Lo-Pro brolly, so there's no going back!

3) The paint will dry fairly quickly and will not impact on the fabric's waterproofing.

Feel free to create your own patterns

Feel free to create your own patterns