NOTHING beats a catapult for accurately feeding your swim with a wide variety of baits – but it’s important to select the correct design for the job. Here Angler’s Mail guides you through the selection of the best catapults…
Use a match catapult for firing out boilies at range and it will self-destruct. Fill a collapsible pouch with maggots for close range fishing and the grubs will fly off in all directions, scattering the feed and fish.
Match catapults have small, semi-rigid pouches and introduce just enough feed for little and often baiting to slowly build a swim. Most elastics on match designs will comfortably cover up to 20 yards, achieving accuracy and tight grouping.
They are the best option for smaller food items such as maggots, hemp and a few grains of sweetcorn.
For specimen fishing, opt for a more robust frame and sturdier elastics. Small pouches are generally designed for firing out freebies such as boilies at extreme range. It’s possible to reach 100 yards using a powerful boilie ‘pult.
Larger pouches are better for pellets and particles, and a quality design will fire out baits in a tight group up to 30 yards, making it possible to deposit a large carpet of feed very quickly.
Choose a pouch with a rigid holder for launching uniform-sized balls of groundbait. The rigid plastic cup design helps to hold the groundbait ball together without it breaking up when the elastic is drawn back.
Combine that feature with a super strong frame and powerful elastic and impressive baiting distances can be achieved easily.
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