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For the serious angler, a bait boat is becoming something of a must-have accessory. Bait boats provide a technologically advanced solution to the problem of accurate bait distribution. Each of the bait boats we stock has been extensively vetted by us personally for quality, performance and value for money.

Angling Direct stocks has a huge variety of bait boats for sale and accessories from the industry’s leading manufacturers. We’re proud to stock the latest models from Angling TechnicsWaverunner, and more.

 

Hopper

One of the first things to look at when you’re investing in a bait boat is the hopper. This is the area of the boat where you store the bait, so understandably it will play a bit part when you’re deciding between bait boats. We have bait boats that can hold 1kg of bait and boats that can hold nearer to 5kg of bait at a time. If you’re an angler who likes to get a lot of bait out fast, these are the ideal tools for you. Spods, catapultsthrowing sticks, all of these pale in comparison to the ultra-fast and ultra-large bait distribution that a quality bait boat can offer.

You will also be faced with the option of a single hopper or a double hopper. As you might expect, a single hopper allows for a single distribution of bait, dumping the whole load in one area.

A double hopper splits your bait in two. This allows you to distribute twice in a single trip, dropping half your bait in one area and the other half in another. This is ideal if you’ve got your eye on two different features that you’re looking to target.

 

Battery Life

There is no denying that battery life is incredibly important when you’re considering buying a bait boat. Technology has come a very long way since the first days of bait boats and long gone is the need to recharge your boat after each run out. However, these are high powered machines and, as such, you’ll struggle to find one that can survive more than a couple of hours of continuous use. So, if you are someone who enjoys going on longer sessions and you know you’ll be re-baiting regularly, it might pay to invest in a bait boat with a longer run time.

Another thing to consider is the ease of recharging your batteries. Since most angling venues don’t have a power supply, unless you take a generator or small power pack down to the water with you it is unlikely that you’ll be able to recharge your bait boat on the bank. However, some bait boats are now compatible with solar panel chargers. This is ideal for the angler who likes to go on long sessions and it allows you to keep your bait boat topped up with power throughout your session.

  

Range

Almost all of the bait boats in our range will have a range in excess of 200m. Some boat boats are fitted with devices which ensure that they turn around, should they ever lose signal from your controller. When you’re looking at the range of your bait boat you might also want to bear in mind some of the other features that the bait boat can offer. If you’re getting a bait boat with an in-built echo sounder or fish finder system, it might impact on the range that the boat can reach.

 

Propulsion

The force which moves your bait boat moves through the water is exceptionally important. Not only do you want to ensure that you’re making as little impact on the water as possible – after all, you don’t want to scare away the carp you’re targetting – but you also want to avoid the risk of tangles. This is why most bait boats are now fitted with jet pumps, rather than traditional propellers. Jet pumps ensure that your bait boat moves through the water with minimal disturbance, as they are also less likely to tangle on weeds, enabling you to target shallower waters with more confidence

 

 Lights

As many carp anglers will know, more often than not the best time to target the water is at dawn and dusk. This will leave you with the unfortunate scenario of baiting your swim in darkness (or near to). Luckily, many of the bait boats in our range take this into account and are fitted with LEDs. Although these lights might not do a great job of guiding your way (you’ll have to rely on your head torch or another lighting solution for that), they do give a clear indication of whereabouts in the water your bait boat is. Most bait boats will have different coloured lights on the front and back, so you should always easily be able to tell which way your boat is facing.