MAGGOT FISHING CATAPULTS – TESTED
Tested by Colin Mitchell
This ’pult is offered for corn, pellet and bits of meat – baits it can fire with ease. There’s a nice handle, and the grip’s improved with rubber banding. The rigid frame and mesh pouch give good firing abilities. Sadly, no spares.
This is the beast of four models in the range. It has a big mesh pouch with a good puller for your fingers to hold on to and an excellent hand grip wrapped with rubber rings that ensure non-slip.There are spares and this ’pult easily reaches the 12 m-30 m distances claimed with bigger baits.
There’s a solid rubber pouch on this model with a good cord grip that ensures fingers won’t slip on the pull back, even if wet and slimy. The frame is super rigid to give good distance and there’s a pretty good grouping of baits. A neat and simple ’pult that does what it promises. Comes with spare elastics.
The big brother of the pole, canal and river models. It’s the beast without being a total animal! It comes with spare elastics. The big mesh pouch offers the chance to feed a lot of bait but it’s still accurate with smaller amounts of feed. Handle gently and you can even do a bit of more delicate feeding too.
The manufacturers class this as a medium ‘pult but it’s so rugged you can whack big particle baits a lot further than you expect with this model, and with good accuracy! There’s a semi-rigid pouch, which could be firmer, but it comes with spare latex and ties giving good value for money.
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There are five models in this range. The fact these catapults have been around a while tells you they have stood the test of time. Medium soft latex on this model with a nylon mesh pouch and cord pull gives both good distance and accuracy. A really solid frame too, plus spare elastics.
NOTE: All products tested December 2008. All prices correct at the time of going to Press. Angler’s Mail do not take responsibility for price or product changes or current availability.Like Angler's Mail? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.