For entirely unknown reasons tiger nuts are often forgotten weapon in the arsenal of fishers. But this is an incredibly
effective bait, which has more advantages and possible applications than many imagine.
Nuts are famous for their inaccessibility to any other fish, and this advantageous property has been one of the main reasons for their commercial success of carp-fishing, but they are also beautiful for carp, and therefore do not deserve being used only as a scarecrow for bream, crucian and other undesirable inhabitants of ponds.
When the “tigers” just appeared on the fishing market, they were almost immediately banned in some reservoirs
because of improper cooking, which could harm the fish.
However, now with an extensive range of ready-to-use Tiger Nut baits and products based on them, this danger essentially disappeared.
There were times when fishers were offered tiger nuts of only standard size and flavour, but today the market offers a lot of different options, and the leader in developing new and exciting products based on tiger nuts is Dynamite Baits. Its current line of Tiger Nut products is pervasive, and almost every fishermen who want to achieve great success comes to their use sooner or later – these new products provide that “little difference”!
British fan of Dynamite products Jake Lund is a great enthusiast of carp fishing with tiger nuts. He was able to achieve outstanding results many times with their help while the other people persistently and unsuccessfully fished with boilies. We met Jake on the beach to find out about his secrets of fishing carp with the help of this underestimated bait.
Equipment for fishing with tiger nuts
Fishing with tiger nuts should not be too complicated: because usually, carp sees this bait exceptionally rarely, he, when confronted with it, often loses all caution and with extreme ease can get in trouble.
I bring your attention to simple but effective tooling, which I always use when fishing for tiger nut.
- Take the Dynamite Baits Frenzied Chili Tiger Nut. Now I prefer it because it represents something unusual for the carp.
- Cut a piece of cortical rod with a small diameter, just enough to ensure the neutral buoyancy of the nozzle. Put it on the nozzle needle, followed by the tiger nut.
- Tie the “knot without knot” so that the hair moves away from the forearm in the middle of the winding. It will facilitate the withdrawal of the nozzle and improve the notch.
- Pinch a piece of tungsten paste and put it on the leash approximately 2.5 cm from the hoo.
- Now put a bit of soluble floating scum on the hook and then the tackle can be thrown equipment for fishing with tiger nuts.
Feeding only with tiger nuts is often precarious – many people expected too much from it and were then disappointed. The fact is that for carp to digest nuts is not so easy as boilies, and therefore satiety with this food occurs much faster. Besides, the carp will regularly defecate the undigested parts of balls and thereby replenish this food resource at the bottom of the pond!
However, there are also alternative “tiger” bait, and I will introduce you my favourite mix for feeding carp
- Dynamite Baits produces several tiger nut baits, as well as some other lures that perfectly match with it
- Crushed Frenzied Tiger Nuts smashed nuts to form an excellent bait, which will be much more comfortable than whole nuts to digest and will not satiate so quickly
- Cannabis seeds are a " criminal accomplice" of tiger nuts, and since I use a chilli pepper version by Chili Tiger Nuts, I usually select a related Dynamite product called Chili Frenzied Hempseed to accompany them.
- A handful of Mini Tiger Nuts in a mix will give the carp a chance to eat some whole nuts, but their small size obviously will not let it get fed up.
- Finally, add Dynamite Monster Tiger Nut Pellets with a capacity of granules of 4mm. It is an excellent ingredient that improves the consistency of the mix and creates turbidity in the water, and will also promote the smell of tiger nuts in the place of fishing.
- The finished mix looks like this. What can a self-respecting carp resist such a tasty meal?
Other examples of the use of tiger nuts
- You can increase the attractiveness of Tiger Nut bait by soaking it in a similar liquid attractant. So you will carry the “object” to the fish on which it will certainly focus its attention
- For the same purpose, you can accompany your attachment with a small PVA-pack or stick. Tiger nuts dried with a towel and sprinkled with a dry mix for the Monster Tiger Nut Stick Mix will serve as an excellent filling for them
- If you decide to fish with a small amount of free bait, try not to overdo it – use about two dozen nuts. Usually, I send a handful of this bait into the water with the help of a slingshot, and that’s more than enough
- “Tigers” are popular bait inaccessible to undesirable fish. And it is true. Today’s session serves as a confirmation: I fished two fine scaly carps with tiger nuts, whereas a rod with a boilie nozzle brought only one tench
- Tiger nuts are an excellent bait when stalking, which does not disappear from the bottom until it is detected and eaten by carp. Try to scatter them a little in a few swags, and then bypass them with a fishing rod, taking a look at the fish activity about the fish
- When using tiger nuts, never pour out the syrup in which they were cooked – it will serve as an excellent addition to the ground bait. Then pour into a bottle what is left and freeze it to save for the future.