Bivvy saves angler from falling tree

Bivvy saves angler from falling tree

A carp angler escaped injury – and possibly worse – when his bivvy took the full impact of a falling tree.

Neil Meredith was fishing during windy conditions last week when this hefty bough fell on his Nash Titan from more than 20ft up.

Luckily for him, the famously sturdy bivvy stood up to the test.

It was the first time Neil had used his new Titan

It was the first time Neil had used his new Titan

Neil, who has no connection to the tackle brand, told Carpfeed: “I’d always been a bit sceptical about stories of Titans saving their owners from falling trees, but hopefully these pictures from last week’s windy Saturday show that when it comes to half a tree falling on you from 20-plus feet the Titan is worth its weight in gold!

“It took two of us to lift the fallen branch off the bivvy to find that the damage was limited to a couple of bent poles, so it was still useable for the remainder of the weekend session – after moving away from what was left of the tree!”

Incredibly, it was the Titan’s first outing after Neil had saved up for nearly a year to buy it.

Neil was still able to fish on for the rest of the weekend

Neil was still able to fish on for the rest of the weekend

Neil said: “The good news was that Nash support were fantastic, getting replacement poles to me at cost in a couple of days.

“I even had an email from Kevin Nash himself explaining how to fit them!

“I know that sometimes Nash get knocked for the pricing of their products but this time they certainly came up trumps!”