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About Bait Boats:
A Bait Boat or Baitboat is a remote controlled boat designed specifically for Carp, Cat or Pike fishing in mind.
Available in various sizes and designs plus many different features including fish finders / echo sounders which allows the angler to see the exact depth and terrain under the boat from the comfort of the bank side.
How Do Bait Boats Work?
By the use of the handset controls, which vary for each boat, you have the ability to drop the bait exactly where it is required. Once in position all that is required is a quick shift of the hopper control, the door is opened and the bait is delivered, some boats have the option to attach your rig to an external rig dropper. If your model doesn’t have that feature, simply pass your rig underneath the hull and into one of the hoppers, closing the door will hold it securely in place. It’s important to steer in as straight line as possible as tight turns could cause your main line to tangle under your boat.
Is Using A Bait Boat Cheating?
Online, magazines and even on the bank side there will always be a discussion with anglers for and against Bait Boats.
Used respectively of other fisherman around they can not only be used for distance but also accuracy, with the advantage of placing a rig tight to an island or reed bed.
Negativity we hear from anglers, particularly fishing larger waters with no islands, where there is no exact cut off point as to where they can or can’t take out their bait. Problems can occur with users going too far out beyond what they should do.
Heading around islands out of sight is obviously something that shouldn’t be done.
Cost of Bait Boats?
Like most things you get what you pay for, buy cheap, buy twice as the saying goes.
Some angling items you are paying a premium for the badge, but from our experience, with bait boats the more you pay, the more you are rewarded with better components and overall build quality.
Basic lower end models start at £400 up to £1000 for the top models without any extras.
Looking After Your Bait Boat
Apart from the Anatec Boats you can’t get inside to maintain them.
We suggest wiping down your boat after every session with warm soapy water paying particular attention to inside your hopper doors, stopping them from sticking on future sessions. Baby wipes are also a great accessory..
About Us & Choosing The Right Bait Boat For You
Choosing the correct boat can be a difficult decision to make, not only financially but also finding a package that exactly caters for your needs. Without help and advice from a dedicated team of professionals it can be a daunting task, this is where we come in.
We have tried, tested and maintained every boat currently available, therefore we are able to give the customer first hand knowledge of what would suit their requirements and budget.
Our store is open six days a week for customers to reach us via phone, email or if you want to pop in for a chat and view our products please feel free.