The perfect pouches
I like to tinker with catapults, because I can’t always find a model that does what I want. I like the medium-size mesh pouch that Guru sell (and the catty), as it is great for feeding pellets and other small baits, but I mainly use it for something completely different.
The reinforced rim around the mesh keeps the pouch from collapsing when medium-toquite-strong latex is stretched out ready for firing. This led me to experiment catapulting small, golf ball-sized helpings of medium consistency groundbait with it, which worked a treat. This has evolved into a very successful feeding technique when fishing waggler and slider tackle, for bream in particular. Smaller balls of feed don’t disturb a feeding shoal like bigger ones can, so I can keep the fish competing in my swim with regular groundbait, laced with casters, chopped worm and sometimes small pellets. I find that you can be a lot more accurate with a smaller pouch like this, almost hitting the float tip every cast.