Gary Nancy and our Grandsons


HISTORY:  PA Live Bait Vending was started as a family run business by Gary & Nancy Harsel in 1997 with a small Bait & Tackle Shop behind our home in Elverson, PA. Shortly after we purchased our first Bait Vending Machine, we realized the tremendous earning potential and added more machines growing our business. In 2000, we opened a second larger Bait & Tackle Shop 15 miles from our home, and successfully operated it until 2004. At that time, they decided to concentrate on the Live Bait & Tackle Vending Business. We operated a route of 22 bait & tackle vending machines from 1998 until 2007. In 2005 we developed our 24 Hour Bait Shops with the Liberty, which was a huge improvement over the machines of the past. In Jan. of 2007 our vending route of 22 machines was purchased by the largest bait wholesaler in South Eastern Pennsylvania. This company, Kurtz Live Bait Vending now operates over 80 bait vending machines and are growing. They are currently the largest bait vending operator in the United States. Since 2007 our primary focus has been providing the very best line of bait vending machines in the world. is the “Exclusive distributor for bait vending machines for the Wittern Group’s and VCI”.  This will allow us to offer new factory direct pricing as well as some other new great incentives. We are also a factory authorized distributor for AMS / Automated Merchandising Systems located in West Virginia.

We are currently in our 23rd year and being in this business that long no one knows bait vending and bait vending machines better than us. As always we will continue to offer our much appreciated “free” 24/7 tech support. Our support and service is second to none.

Our mission statement: (As technology advances, we promise to keep in step with those advances so we may offer the best possible products available).

Please give us a call and we will more then happy to tell you more about our great line of bait and tackle vending machines.  We are dedicated to providing our clients the best possible equipment with the best service.  We offer 24/7 tech support for the life of our vendors, this includes weekend and holidays. We look forward to hearing from you.

We are located at the Big Shot Target factory in Elverson, PA. Half the building is used by them and the east side of the building has rental units for small businesses. We are in unit #C2. We now have access to a loading dock which is super useful, plus it’s only a half mile from home which is a bonus. Our new service address address is 2836 Creek Road Unit #C2 Elverson, PA 19520. Our office is at our residence at 2641 Creek Road, Elverson, PA 19520

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