I arrived at the huge, mountain lake in the Alps to be greeted by crayfish traps and stories of large shoals of bream. With distances of over 200m on the cards, the last thing I wanted was to employ a hook bait that may be snaffled by bream. Consequently, I learnt a new method known as The Ring Of Tigers, which is a hook bait that was shown to me by my good friend Tom Dove.
It consists of 4 tigers nuts as a hook bait, balanced off the back of the shank. It provides a huge mouthful to any sliver fish, making it a great deterrent.
To create it, first of all tie and secure on a single tiger nut. I like to balance this out using a sliver of cork. I then pierce the side of the bait and slide dental floss through it. After this, I then thread the hook baits and cork onto the flow. A few granny knots pulled down tightly will reveal a nice bunch of deliciously tasty tiger nuts. Burn the tags and then adjust the tigers on a presentation that you are comfortable with. If you drop the rig in the edge you will notice it slowly wafting on top of the hook.
With distances of over 200m on the cards, the last thing I wanted was to employ a hook bait that may be snaffled by bream
Jimmy began his angling on the river Ouse with his father fishing for roach. His passion grew quickly and soon developed a love for big-fish across the globe!
James | 18th July 2020