The best fishing catapults

It’s the simplest and easiest way to deliver bait beyond throwing range, so no angler should ever be without a catapult! Long-range, short-range, big baits or small, these are our top picks on the market today...

The best fishing catapults

by Angling Times |

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

MIDDY PRO LARGE CATY
MIDDY PRO LARGE CATY

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

KORUM NO TWIST CATAPULTS
KORUM NO TWIST CATAPULTS

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

DRENNAN SOFTFEED GROUNDBAIT CATAPULT
DRENNAN SOFTFEED GROUNDBAIT CATAPULT

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

GURU INCREDIBLE ‘PULT
GURU INCREDIBLE ‘PULT

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

FOX POWER GUARD RANGEMASTER
FOX POWER GUARD RANGEMASTER

PRESTON MATCHPULT

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

PRESTON MATCHPULT
PRESTON MATCHPULT
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