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Tiger Nuts are tubers and edible, with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. They are quite hard and are generally soaked in water before they can be eaten or used, thus making them much softer and giving them a better texture.
Boiled Tiger Nuts are popular in the UK as a bait for Carp. The nuts have to be prepared in a prescribed manner to prevent harm to the fish. Some anglers then leave the boiled nuts to ferment for 24–48 hours, which can enhance their effectiveness.
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Posted by Barry Shildneck on 22nd Aug 2020
My first time trying tigers, so I only ordered a small quantity. I prepared half of it using a recipe from a friend who uses them often, and the other half using a recipe I found online (YouTube) from another trusted, reliable source. So far, the tiger nuts seem to have processed "as expected", but I've only fished with them once so far.
The main reason I bought them was because all my other hook baits have been destroyed by turtles, and the tigers were recommended for such conditions. The one time I fished with them I did get some bites from turtles (no carp yet), but even afterward, the tiger nuts were still intact on my hair rigs. That means that even if turtles do nibble on them, I should still have bait on my hooks that stand a chance of being seen - and eaten - by a carp. Mission accomplished!
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