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Pulses, seeds and cereals

Pulses, seeds and cereals

It is a sad fact that most anglers seem quite content simply to follow the latest bait trend or fad rather than try thinking for themselves. It’s a depressing state of affairs and these guys are missing out on the excitement of developing their own baits and adopting an individual approach.

Preparing Tiger Nuts

Preparing Tiger Nuts

I hope everybody had a good Christmas and New Year. This time around I’m going to go through my preparation and use of Tiger Nuts.

Tiger Nuts a la Bain Marie

Tiger Nuts a la Bain Marie

Ever since Dynamite Baits brought out their preserved tigers in jars people have been looking for different ways of preparing long life tiger nuts at home. A fella on Carp Forum (Zack) put me onto his method, which involves using plastic bottles and this has always been reasonably effective for me.

Preparing peanuts for fishing bait

Preparing peanuts for fishing bait

Peanuts can be infected with a fungus, which produces a poisonous carcinogen called aflatoxin. Since there is no clear scientific evidence of what is a safe level for wild birds, Haith's® buy only 'nil detectable aflatoxin' - the safest standard there is.

Make your tiger nuts stand out from the crowd

Make your tiger nuts stand out from the crowd

Tiger nuts are one of the most popular carp baits. They are sweet to the taste and they have that ‘crunch’ factor carp anglers seem to find so appealing these days, but nutritionally they appear to have little food value, and there seems little doubt that if over used they can cause health problems. So why do carp eat them and keep on eating them? Well, I wish I knew! All I do know is that tiger nuts will most certainly account for numerous carp this year and every one that follows.

Nuts to boiled baits

Nuts to boiled baits

We have seen all manner of trends come and (sometimes) go in the bait business and the latest fad – or is it much more than that? – is boiled bait based on nut products. There has been a lot of talk in the press and on the forums about these baits so I thought I would have a little play around with a few ideas myself. I decided to start with tiger nuts, arguably the most effective and certainly the most popular of all the nut baits.

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