The per­fect pouches

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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.

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