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18-02-2005, 11:58
The great Tiger Nut Myth.

Ive use tigers on and off for years, on different types of water, and different times of the year. Ive used um fresh, stinking, in small amounts, in large amounts, poped up, single hookers, double hookers, with other particles and on their own. Quite honestly my results from them have been very average at best, but mostly poor.

If id had these results from boilies or corn id have stopped using them years ago. People say Tigers are the best bait of all time, well really?

Anyone else think that they are just a bit too hyped and over rated?

Heres the test, you have a spot that fish are feeding on. You have a choice, a food bait boilie or Tigers, one or the other, if your life depended on it, which would you choose? Boilies for me everytime.

18-02-2005, 12:06
Other for me.

18-02-2005, 12:11
Tiger Nuts for me.

18-02-2005, 12:14

18-02-2005, 12:17
A couple of lobs or dendrabenas any day.

18-02-2005, 12:18
Never had the most outstanding results on tigers myself. For me peanuts used to always outfish them before they became frowned upon.

18-02-2005, 12:21
me too singy

have to go for other

18-02-2005, 12:23
they catch, and like peanuts were absolutely devastating when they first appeared on waters. These days it's a bit different.
worms, nah not for me. Over rated in my book ! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
too many variables here, fished water? time of year, nuisance fish present..
I'll go for a single tiger for old times sake... reminds me of summers past.

18-02-2005, 12:25
I personally wont use tigers.. Just cant see what fish can get out of em. I like to think i am giving the fish something back no matter how small

18-02-2005, 12:25
...and yet I have to think.."why don't I try them more?"...

I've caught on every occasion I've used them bar once on Sandhurst, Split Lake and Fox Pool. I tend to use one rarely as a 'change bait'.

....made me think!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

I've chosen Other though as would use a 'natural' if it became life threatening!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

18-02-2005, 12:33
I've chosen other, as no carp can resist a worm or lump of luncheon meat

Saying that, though, I've caught an obscene amount of carp on tigers over the years. About half my fish this season have been on them, although I have to say I was starting to favour brazils by the time Autumn rolled around.

I always found just a handful of tigers to be the best tactic, any more than that and I've struggled. My usual trap would be a couple of handfuls of hemp and a dozen or so tigers in the edge, or I'll mix a handful through a particle mix. On waters where they've been used heavily they do seem to lose a little of their effectiveness though, but they still trough the chopped ones http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

18-02-2005, 12:43
I like a bit of truncheon too !
trouble is I've seen carp turn their noses up at worms on more than one occasion ! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Think it's scarred me for life!
Also had the problem of perch and pike appearing from nowhere only to snaffle at the vital second. They also have an annoying habit of crawling into nicks in the bottom going round twigs etc.. so for me it would have to be a tiger left in splendid isolation. It will sit there until picked up, won't come off and they have an amazing power over fish that aren't really all to bothered in feeding anyway.
I know what people are saying about effectiveness and I agree to an extent but in this scenario I'd be reaching for a growler no problem.

18-02-2005, 13:26
Tigers hyped and overated!Your kidding right? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

18-02-2005, 13:30
Gentles http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

18-02-2005, 13:30
i like tigers but i feel much more confident with boilies

18-02-2005, 14:18
So what would you use Dean - remember your life depends on catching a carp - this was the question
I chose other and would use a good old lump of luncheon. Always guaranteed to catch big or small.

18-02-2005, 14:43
I've always found tigers to be as good as boilies and switch between the two if i'm struggling on one.

If my life depended on it though a wriggly worm every time, they just can't resist. They're a stalking essential.

18-02-2005, 14:44
always done better with growlers on gravel pits than on silty old estate lakes http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

must say i still like peanuts and brazil pieces

18-02-2005, 14:52
A nice juicy lob


A couple of bits of Corn

If i blanked would i die http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif Thats harsh its only fishing Chris

18-02-2005, 14:55
I doubt it.
Well if that was the case then I have been re-incarnated loads of times and Chesh even more!

18-02-2005, 15:00
I like peanuts too. Dry roasted washed down with a pint of stella.

18-02-2005, 15:02
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Dean wash your mouth out, just dont tell us what you use.

18-02-2005, 15:24
tiggers all the way, i agree with jetsk, definately work better over gravel

18-02-2005, 15:45
The user name is a bit of a give away!!!

18-02-2005, 15:53
Dont think you can go wrong with a Natural bait, voted others too http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

18-02-2005, 19:33
have never managed to get my carp in my tank to even 2nd look worms! perch bait ! worms over tigers ? give me tigers any day

18-02-2005, 20:10
had some dissapointing stalking sessions with worms last year. tigers alright but rate bread and maggots higher.

18-02-2005, 20:58
Tigers. No debate, no discussion

19-02-2005, 16:33
tigers in honey for me.........

19-02-2005, 16:36
Heard of one chap soaking his tigers in coca-cola then freezing them, caught very well on them too http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

19-02-2005, 16:49
I am trying tigers in maple soon...................

19-02-2005, 21:10
Did you see in UK carp the guy that dipped his boilie in marmite and caugfht a 30+ scaled mirror. Got to try that one.

19-02-2005, 21:28
if i was sat up a tree with feeding carp below and my life depended on me catching one.............
i wouldn't entrust my life on a poxy bait!!!!!
i would plumbet head long into said lake put the big ugly brute in a head lock and dump the thing on the bank............... works every time!!!

19-02-2005, 22:30
HaHaHaHaHa, and the don says trust your uncle.
Must be something in the name.

HAPPY DAYS http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif

19-02-2005, 22:35
If my life depended on it it would have to be maggots! NO contest http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

20-02-2005, 09:26
A peanut

20-02-2005, 23:14
If the fish are that particular, why not try a trimmed down tiger nut boilie? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

21-02-2005, 12:39
other for me m8 paul.

21-02-2005, 13:51
Life depended on it? Other - Maggots used in some way

however this point is critical to some of my catches on tigers this season.....

and they have an amazing power over fish that aren't really all to bothered in feeding anyway

perfect for fishing by pads in the summer when they are hiding but at the end of the day on their way out of the pads want a little snack, Dean mate, they may not get much from them, but neither do we outa chocolate http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

21-02-2005, 14:28
You know me Mark just not a tiger man

We get lots out of choclate can make you put on weight etc.. Could the same be said for a tigger

21-02-2005, 15:35
that sir is very true, but you know what i mean http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

21-02-2005, 15:38
I find that the mini tigers are more effective, and shaved tiger hookbaits even better. Crushed tigers are certainly the most effective of all the demoninations.

On unfished waters where they're not so keen on boilies I've stalked a couple of right lumps on mini tigers. Regular prebaiting with perhaps a handful of bait each day brought my best results. I was almost handfeeding the carp for a few weeks before I actually fished the water in question, and got results instantly when I did decide to get the rods out.

I was in the fortunate position of the lake being on the way to and from work, and my girlfriends house at the time, so I was dropping in on a very regular basis. My favourite bakers was on the road that leads to the lake so lunchbreaks were spent waterside too.

The only other bait that enthused them as much as the tigers was anything yellow, especially if it had Pineapple in it. Unfortunately, it turned the tench on even more! So tigers it was. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

21-02-2005, 16:36
Gotta be the growlers for sure. Spoken to quite a few experienced anglers overs the years who rate them highly especially on boilie orientated waters.

21-02-2005, 16:50
Tiggers are a very good bait in the right hands,if used in the proper way,in moderation. Look at what happened to some of the fish in the old Johnsons lakes where some stupid(s) piled loads of peanuts and growlers . One of my local lakes have no rules on bait usage,due to the Anglers who are on there.,but day ticket waters etc should ban them for the sake of the fish

21-02-2005, 16:58
what happened?????

21-02-2005, 17:03
If my memory serves me correct,a few fish looked very ill and lethargic for a while,and some lost a lot alot a weight. I cannot remember if any turned up on the bankside,but i wouldnt be surprised if they did.