Poor quality storm poles can be infuriating, the pressure and movement experienced during a turn in the weather is enough for the cam on some telescopic storm poles to collapse under their own weight, let alone the weight of your wet bivvy and strong winds.
If you do find yourself having to get up to readjust your storm poles during a downpour maybe its time to invest in the Avid Carp Lok Down Storm Pole range.
The Avid Carp Storm Poles are conventional in shape, a 19mm super-strong shaft constructed from high-grade aluminium is lightweight but extremely durable, there is nothing revolutionary about how they look, however, where the Avid Carp Lok Down Storm Poles differ from others on the market is the functionality of its superb cam lock.
Instead of applying compression to just a single point on the insert pole, the Avid Carp cam lock wraps around the circumference of the insert pole. This design provides significantly more hold and results in the storm poles being unmoveable, certainly by hand.
The Avid Carp Storm Poles are sold in two sizes, 36 inch and 48 inch variants and will perform a plethora of tasks for you on the bank, aside from the more obvious use of keeping your bivvy anchored to the ground, storm poles also make great bank sticks if you want to place a rod off your main pod. Alternatively, use your storm poles to ensure your line doesn’t cut across snags when a fish kites left or right around an island or big weed bed.