The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arguably the most popular particle, tiger nuts can bring instant success. However, we advise strongly against over baiting as this can have a detrimental effect on your fishing. Also, please be aware that if they are used to excess, tiger nuts can be dangerous to carp. As a rule of thumb, consider that a pound of prepared tiger nuts is plenty for a weekend day trip.