Guru Light Catapult Tried and Tested

Fri 07 February 14


The first Guru Catapult was greeted with mixed emotions by the match angling fraternity when release over well over a year ago, why? we have no idea because the UKMA team personally found them to perform perfectly but we suppose the main reason was that anglers don’t like changing things that already work and get stuck in their ways, which as anglers, we can all relate to.

Guru Light Catapult

However if you decide to miss the boat this time and don’t give the new GURU “Light” Catapult a try you will be missing out on a catapult that is full of features and performs superbly.To see how well they perform, the UKMA took one out on the bank and had a proper play to see how well the Guru “Light” Catapult would perform in an angling environment, here’s what we found.

Vital Statistics

The new for 2013 Guru Light Catapult has more feature than David Beckham’s bathroom, and all designed to give you the angler a constant and reliable performance.
As with the original catapult you still have the 5 point adjustment system which enables you to set the tension of the elastics to ensure perfect distance of feed distribution dependent on bait weight and distance required.

Guru Light Catapult strip 1

One of the bones to pick from the original catapults design was the adjuster pins were a bit fiddly but this issue has been rectified on the Light model with the inclusion of new heavy duty pins that are far easier to locate and remove when setting your tension. This is also the case on the original catapult.This latest option incorporates a new more robust pouch with a string pull that features the Guru logo (a little something for all you tackle tarts who love your logo’s).

On the bank test

To see how well the new guru Light Catapult actually performed, the UKMA team took it out at the weekend and used it feed maggots over a short range waggler line at 18m. To start the session, I fired a few pouches out with 4 maggots in to gauge the tension required on the elastic to feed at this distance accurately. Once I had the tension set, I started to feed maggots every 45 seconds to get the resident roach, rudd and skimmers feeding on the drop. At no point did we have to deal with the normal elastic twists and tangles associated with numerous other brands of catapults. After every pouch of maggots fed, the catapult was ready to be loaded with the next load of feed heading out to my waggler.

Guru Light Catapult strip 2

Final Thoughts

Although the Guru “Light” Catapults has been specifically designed for work with the pole, even at 18m we were able to keep our loose feed maggots over an area roughly 1.5m square with the aid of a slight back wind. The team at UKMA found the handle very comfortable to hold when feeding and the accuracy of achievable, even when feeding maggots to be spot on every time. A top tip to try, when the wind is blowing towards you, the UKMA team have discovered that by holding the catapult so the arms are pointing downwards you can still achieve a tight grouping of feed and accuracy of distance, why it works? I don’t know as I’m not a scientist but it does so give it a try.

The Guru “Light” Catapults are now in your local Guru stockists and they sell for the very reasonable price of £5.99, with replacement pouches costing £1.99 and replacement elastics packs containing 2 elastics and 4 replacement adjuster pegs selling for £1.99


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