So what makes a good fishing stove?
Well for me it’s compactness, how quickly it can boil the kettle and how economical it is on the gas it uses.
When I first bought a stove I ended up with one of them Campingaz ones! Hey, they were cheap, I think I bought mine for £8. The only down side was the size and how much gas they used!
Well that was a good few years ago now, stoves have come a long way, they are very compact light and economical.
This is my top stoves, ( in no particular order) the ones that I think cover all the needs of an angler on the bank.
Trakker Armolife CG-3 Stove
This model folds up well, comes with a pre heat tube. This is what you want if you do a lot of winter fishing as it help the gas burn when it’s cold. It also has a piezo starter, which is handy if you don’t have a lighter to hand.
Weight is 381g which is nice and light. It folds down to 9cm x 9.5cm which is a good size to fit in a side pocket of your tackle bag.
- Oversized pre-heat tube for ultra-efficient gas combustion.
- Piezo-electronic ignition system to base of stove.
- Wide frame and low centre of gravity for increased stability of cookware.
- Ultra-strong, easy to use and very quick to assemble.
- Comes complete with nylon carry bag.
- 3500-watt output.
Bulin BL 100-T4-A
- Have to say this is my best buy for value for money
I’ve got this stove at the moment and it’s been excellent. You might also notice the similarities with the trakker stove!? Well, as far as I can tell and I’ve seen them both together they are the same, apart from the extra carp tax and of course the name!
I've had mine 2 years without any issues, the gas burns well in winter, obviously never as good as in the summer. I'd happily buy one again if mine decides to die on me but touch wood it's been flawless.
The only difference I can see is the name on the stove and also the Bulin stove power is 3000 watt. It also weighs the same give or take a gram at 386gs and is 90x95cm.
- High-strength alloy body and stainless steel frame.
- Attached high-power piezo ceramics igniter.
- Big preheating tube for high temperature and burning sufficiently.
- Big foldable supports for strong and firm bearing of cooking pots.
- Rubber stand tips for stable support and anti-skidding.
- Waterproof oxford fabric bag for packing the stove away.
Now for something a little different when it comes to stoves. This is the Tegstove, It’s a very cool looking stove that also doubles up as a power station, with the ability to charge up devices via the USB port.
If you want to be a little different on the bank then this is the stove for you! The only downside is the size it’s not very compact like the traditional fold away stoves. However, it does make up for that with the features it has with the Thermoelectric Generator!
It has an on-board battery at 3000mAh that gets its charge from the heat that’s generated from cooking. You can then this via the USB to charge your phone. Very cool indeed! It does weigh 1.4kg which obviously is a lot heavier than the above stove, but then they can’t also charge up your phone! It’s 365mm high and 380mm wide, so not the smallest or the lightest stove!
The only downside apart from they are bit more expensive is they are rather tall so you have to be careful not to knock anything off if your clumsy like me!
It does have adjustable legs to keep it nice and flat and an onboard piezo igniter.
- Charge mobile phones, GPS, tablets, Go PRO, USB lights and more with the standard USB port.
- Uses standard butane gas cylinder.
- Incorporates high output 56mm thermoelectric generator.
- TEG output up to 750 mAh.
- External Charging capacity 5 volts up to 1000 mAh.
- Internal fan consumption (approx) 230 mAh.
- 6000 BTU’s gas burner output.
- 3000 mAh internal battery.
COLEMAN CM SPORTSTER 2
The Coleman stove can run off unleaded petrol or Coleman liquid fuel, which would be a lot cheaper than using gas. When running on unleaded then its very cheap to run. You can also use Aspen 4 fuel a Husqvarna or Jonsered dealer would stock this and it’s a lot cleaner than standard unleaded. The power output is a little lower than most at 2500watts and the size is 150mm but 120mm.
With only a couple of pumps to get it primed, and run time with a full tank can be up to 8hrs depending on how high you have the flames its not as cheap as a conventional stove but in the long run will work out a lot cheaper, if using unleaded fuel.
- Operates off unleaded petrol or Coleman Liquid Fuel
- Power: 2500 W
- Run time: Up to 8hrs
- Size: 150mm x 120mm
- Boil time: 4 minutes 58 seconds
NGT Gas Stove & Kettle
NGT has brought out some good value for money stuff, their fishing stove with the kettle is real value for money. The stove power is 3000watts which is as good as any of them out there and the kettle is a 1.1l which is a good size for a couple of large mugs of tea! It doesn’t have a piezo igniter which is fine if you don’t mind using a lighter.
- This stove is super efficient lightweight, highly compact and provides a high output of 3000W. It’s made from stainless steel, aluminium, copper and silicone. It’s the ideal stove for any angler or outdoor enthusiast and comes with a cloth bag for storage too.
- A durable, lightweight 1.1L kettle with folding handle, constructed from anodised aluminium.
Primus OmniFuel II Cooking Stove
The Primus has been around a long time with the multi fuel design.
This new model is an even more compact multi fuel stove, the OmniFuel II. Durable and sturdy and with a nice design that looks like it can handle most conditions. The pot supports lock-in nice and securely once unfolded and collapse neatly away for stowing.
This has a power of 3000 watts. The Omnifuel II can be fuelled by almost every fuel type from gas, petrol, diesel, kerosene and paraffin, even aviation fuel, which isn’t cheap! The power can easily be adjusted using the control knob, so going from simmer to boil is no fuss. This model comes with an ErgoPumpTM, a mulit-tool with cleaning needle, a windscreen, which is always handy for them breezy days, a heat reflector and a 600ml fuel bottle. The different jets for each fuel type are stored on the pot supports so you shouldn’t lose them.
This isn’t the cheapest stove out there but over time with using petrol or even diesel it will start to be cost effective.
- Height 88mm.
- Diameter 66mm.
- Burn time 70 min on 230 g gas cartridge.
- Length 142mm.
- Season 4 Seasons.
- Effect 3000watt.
- Boiling time PrimeTech Pot: 2:00 min (+ preheating 40 sec) 1 litre.
- Boiling time 1l PrimeTech Pot / Regular Pot: 2:00 / 3:10.
- Weight 350g.
Fox Cookware Canister Stove
This little fishing stove from Fox is very compact, the gas canister acts as the base for the stove, So if you’re looking for one of the smaller stoves out there then this is the one.It comes with a piezo igniter, The size is 67mm x67mm x 102mm so won’t take up much room in the tackle bag once folded down. One of the simpler designs as you don’t have any fuel hoses or attachments to worry about. Just screw in the canister and you’re ready to cook!
- Size 67 x 67 x 102mm.
- Weight 129g.
- Category Butane/Propane.
- Output: 10400 BTU.
- Ignition: Piezo.
RIDGEMONKEY QUAD CONNECT STOVE
Ridgemonkey has been bringing out a lot of new stuff recently and has a great idea of having a quick release connector to allow independent use of a second stove head on the same gas bottle. This can be very handy for having multiple pans on the go at the same time.
This new stove has four folding legs. It’s not small in design but does come with some good features, so it’s more function over form I think. The high powered Quad Connect Stove, great name is stable and is something that works well with the ridgemonkey sandwich toaster and I’m sure it’s been designed with that in mind.
Here are some fishing stove cooking accessories.
Fox windshield for them windy days at the lake. always handy to be able to shied the stove!
Fire maple heat exchange kettle.As good as a top brand with the same colour!
Fire maple complete cooking set. again value for money set like the big brand!