MIDDY PRO LARGE CATY
WHAT THEY SAY: A large pouch and a robust frame make this all-round catapult ideal for larger baits and heavy feeding. The 317 model has a mid-strength latex, while the 318 is more powerful for increased distance.
WHAT WE SAY: A great go-to catty, be it for blasting maggots and hemp across a river or decent amounts of pellets to a fishy-looking feature on a commercial.
Price: £7.99, www.middytackle.com
KORUM NO TWIST CATAPULTS
WHAT THEY SAY: A chunky and tough ergonomic handle is paired with two different sizes of pouch – a medium mesh for smaller baits like maggots and a larger, moulded pouch for particles. A unique double PTFE system ensures the elastic won’t twist and coil around the frame.
WHAT WE SAY: A great twist-free system where PTFE rotates within PTFE. It really does work as well as Korum claims.
Price: £11.99, www.korum.co.uk
DRENNAN SOFTFEED GROUNDBAIT CATAPULT
WHAT THEY SAY: A special cup on the catapult gently cradles hard balls or soft fist-shaped ‘barrels’ of groundbait. Three grades of elastic cover distances from 20m to 50m, ensuring accurate feeding.
WHAT WE SAY: Drennan’s groundbait catapults have always been top notch, and this latest incarnation is the best yet. Not only great for groundbait, the super-sized pouch is also ideal for corn or pellets.
Price: £13.45, www.drennantackle.com
GURU INCREDIBLE ‘PULT
WHAT WE SAY: Designed for out-and-out distance and power. The frame’s four pegging points allow the elastic to be quickly and easily adjusted to suit the range at which you wish to fish. The tough moulded funnel pouch keeps the spread of bait to a minimum.
WHAT WE SAY: A real beast of a catapult, great for regularly firing in pellets at range when fishing a bomb or pellet waggler.
Price: £11.99, www.tackleguru.com
FOX POWER GUARD RANGEMASTER
WHAT THEY SAY: A curved ergonomic handle has a patented built-in knuckle defender, and the heads at the top of the frame swing and rotate to ensure minimal elastic twist. Available with a Method pouch for groundbait or a Multi Pouch for boilies, particles and pellets.
WHAT WE SAY: These are a pain-free way to deliver large quantities of bait accurately at range.
Price: £16.99, www.foxint.com
WHAT THEY SAY: A durable and reliable catapult available in small and large to cover baits from squatts and pinkies right up to meat and corn. The dual PTFE Anti-Twist system is hassle-free.
WHAT WE SAY: A fantastic all-round pole and waggler catapult, especially when regularly feeding small quantities of bait on a canal or fishing shallow on a commercial.
Price: £9.99 - £10.99, www.prestoninnovations.com