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Jan 16 13

Our Big East Show Jan 4th to the 6th was a huge success

by Gary Harsel

I would like to thank all the dealers who stopped by the Calcutta Booth at this years Big Rock East Show and checked out our bait vending machines. It was a pleasure speaking to everyone and it was great seeing so many familiar faces.

Jun 25 12

06/20/2012 Big Rock Sports® Raises Funds for Combat Warriors, Inc.

by Gary Harsel

Combat Warriors Vendor Summit auction press release

May 18 12

Welcome Northwood’s 24 Hr Bait & Tackle 03/28/2012

by Gary Harsel

A real big “Big Rock” welcome to Bill Boser & Northwood’s 24 Hr Bait &Tackle.  Bill who resides in Little Falls MN, has strategically placed his six new Sportsman in his area. Getting to know Bill and how he operates I have no doubt that he is going to be very successful. We will give him all the support that he needs. Of course setting up his business in the  “Land of 10,000 Lakes” won’t hurt! Good luck Bill we wish you all the best.

NW Business Card

Apr 16 12

Tuesday March 22, 2012 – We appeared in the Wall Street Journal

by Gary Harsel

Tuesday March 22, 2012 – We appeared in the Wall Street Journal

The article called “Restocking the old machine” tells how vending machines are changing with the times.

Aug 21 11

TV spot for Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost

by Gary Harsel

Local TV station does TV spot for Anglers Outpost Fri 08/19/2011

Jul 27 11

Sportsman a big Hit at ICast 2011

by Gary Harsel

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Calcutta Booth at this years ICast in Las Vegas July 13th through July 15th and looked at the Sportsman we had on display.

Jul 11 11

Big News!! PA Live Bait Vending Acquired by Big Rock Sports LLC

by Gary Harsel

We are pleased to announce that On July 8th 2011 PA Live Bait Vending was acquired by Big Rock Sports LLC.

Click on link below to see the press release from Big Rock.

BRS Acquires_PALiveBaitVending

May 4 11

Wall Street Journal Sat/Sun April.30 – May 1,2011

by Gary Harsel

We appeared in the Wall Street Journal, click link below to view article.

Wall Street Journal April.30 – May 1, 2011

Mar 31 11


by Gary Harsel

Our first Sportsman run for the 2011 fishing season is coming off the line.  Place your order as soon as possible for most of this run is already sold.  We have just a few left.  They are moving fast. Built in the USA supporting American Workers. Thanks to the Wittern Group for manufacturing such a fine product.

Mar 9 11

03/09/11 New Minnow Cup for the 24 Hour Bait Shops

by Gary Harsel

Great news for owners of our 24 Hour Bait Shops. After fantastic test results we are now offering a new cup for vending minnows. A huge advantage to this cup is it can sit on the cup rails in the upright position, so there is no leaking while sitting in the machine.  Just as important is; as I’m typing this we are testing 3 cups holding 1 dozen med fathead in each cup. These minnows have just pasted their 9th day and all are perfect. The first picture showing the minnows are at 2 days and the 2nd picture is at 9 days! This is a big deal for customers who want to offer minnows to their customers. Please go to our shop page for more info and for pricing.

Feb 13 11

Fastcorp & PA Live Bait Vending issue new press release

by Gary Harsel

Fastcorp & PA Live Bait Vending Offer the “Coastal” Frozen Bait Machine

PA Live Bait Vending Forms Exclusive Partnership to Leverage Fastcorp Evolution Technology

Danbury, CT (January 7, 2011) – Fastcorp LLC has entered an exclusive partnership with PA Live Bait Vending to sell and distribute its line of “Coastal – 24 Hour Bait Shop” frozen vendors.  PA Live Bait Vending is the leading supplier of refrigerated bait vending machines across the US and abroad.  According to Gary Harsel, owner of PA Live Bait Vending, “the Coastal is a perfect compliment to the refrigerated bait vendor product line. The Coastal provides a convenient solution for saltwater fishing since the type of bait used requires a stable frozen environment. The Coastal was designed to appeal to stores like sporting goods shops, marinas, C-stores, gas stations and anywhere frozen bait can be sold.  Stores carrying bait can maximize sales even when closed by taking advantage of outdoor placements and 24-hr accessibility.”

“Everyone at Fastcorp is excited about the partnership”, says Al Roque, Fastcorp Director of Marketing.  “Gary understands the sport fishing segment and has years of experience on both the equipment side and the sport fishing side.  He is committed to growing the business channel and provides a number of unique, very personalized turn-key services not found anywhere else.  This expertise and individualized attention translates into a wonderful customer experience and loyal customer base. Again, this is just another example of how a specific need, visionary thinking, and Fastcorp’s ultra-versatile robotic vending technology can come together to offer creative solutions to a marketplace.”

“In the end, there is no mystery as to why Gary chose our technology for his frozen offering,” states Mr. Roque. “The Evolution model vendors have proven to be simple to operate, reliable, and up to 7 times more energy efficient than comparable vendors saving hundreds per year in energy bills.”  According to Mr Roque, “this track record of performance and versatility has caught the attention of a number of companies within and outside the vending industry, looking to apply Fastcorp’s unique technology to specific applications.  The Coastal bait vendor launch helps round off the single-brew coffee vendor offering slated to roll out early 2011 as one of the many ways Fastcorp is diversifying outside of frozen food and ice cream vending.”

For more information on the Coastal, go to or contact Gary Harsal 888-534-3985.  For more information on Fastcorp & equipment, go to or call Jason Ramage (888) 441-3278 (select “sales”).

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For more information:

Jason Ramage

Sales Manager

Fastcorp LLC

Tele. 203.653.6179

For media contact

Aldrin Roque

Marketing Manager

Fastcorp LLC

Tele. 973.455.0400 x 223

For more information:

Gary Harsel


PA Live Bait Vending
Tele: 888-534-3985

Jan 24 11

Pa Live Bait Vending & Vend Lease are offering a financing promo

by Gary Harsel

For a limited time we are offering a low rate of 3.99% to qualified applicants on our Coastal 24 Hour Frozen Bait Shop.

Please click the link below for more info on this great promotion.

Coastal financing promotion

The "Coastal"

Jan 21 11

The 24 Hour Bait Shops are introduced at the Big Rock East Show

by Gary Harsel

We are very happy to say our 24 Hour Bait Shops were a big hit with the attendees at the Big Rock Dealer Show in Raleigh North Carolina on January 13th to the 16th.  Although due to short notice we were only able to have our Liberty 24 Hour Bait Shop there for display , it was a big hit with the dealers who attended.

The Liberty

Big Rock Show Floor

Jan 6 11

New for 2011: The “COASTAL” Frozen 24 Hour Bait Shop

by Gary Harsel

We are very happy to announce as of January 1, 2011 PA Live Bait Vending has become the exclusive worldwide Distributor for FastCorp’s ” Coastal “24 Hour Frozen Bait Shop. We apologize to our many clients who have been patiently waiting for this machine to become available.  This is the vendor that everyone servicing the saltwater market has been asking for.  It has taken a little bit longer than we anticipated but we wanted this machine to be exactly what our customers requested.

Fastcorp & PA Live Bait Vending press release

The Coastal

Dec 9 10

Watch us on Modern Marvels – aired Nov 12,2010

by Gary Harsel

Anyone who missed us on the History Channels Modern Marvels can watch the show by clicking the below link.  Our segment was only about a minute and a half, but I think they did a great job. If you don’t want to watch the whole show there is a time bar you can move across. We are about 38 minutes into the show.

Nov 12 10

COMING SOON – The Coastal 24 Hour Frozen Bait Vendor

by Gary Harsel

We are extremely happy to announce that we will be adding our new“Coastal” Frozen Bait Vendor to our line of 24 Hour Bait Shops very soon.Please check back often, we will be posting news about this new vendor very soon.

Nov 5 10

Watch us on the History Channels Modern Marvel 11/12/2010

by Gary Harsel

We are proud to announce that we will be appearing in this seasons 2nd show of the History Channels Modern Marvels. The show is called Coin Operated and will premiere Friday, Nov. 12 at 9 pm EST. We hope you will watch the show.

History Flier click here

Oct 17 10

Customer using Liberty

by Gary Harsel

Oct 8 10

PA Live Bait Vending attends the Robinson Dealer Show

by Gary Harsel

Oct 4th to Oct 06th Pa Live Bait Vending was part of the Robinson Dealer Show held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  We would like to thank the Robinson Company for putting on such a great event. We thank all the great people who we met attending the show as well.

Sep 27 10

09/22/2010-Filming for the History Channel’s Modern Marvels

by Gary Harsel

What a cute boy!

We are excited to announce filming was completed on Wed, Sept 22, 2010 for a segment for the History Channel’s Modern Marvels.  Still shots provided by Kelly Miller Photography.

To view all still shots please go to this link:

Video location production by Chris Berger of The Christopher Group International.

Please check back to to get the date when the segment will air.

History Channel’s Modern Marvels