Cooked Grains

Cooked grits represent an extremely effective and versatile bait in the world of carp fishing. These natural delicacies, prepared through a careful process, release irresistible aromas that attract even the most wary carp!

Whether you are an experienced carp angler or a beginner, cooked grits are a must-have bait to improve your catching chances. Read on to discover all the secrets on how to prepare them and use them to best effect in your fishing sessions!


Cooked grains are cereal and legume seeds that are prepared through a soaking and cooking process to make them more digestible and attractive to fish, especially carp. The cooking process involves the following steps:

  • Soaking: The seeds are soaked in water and left for a period of 12 to 72 hours depending on the type of grain. This rehydrates and softens the seeds, facilitating cooking.
  • Cooking: After soaking, the grains can be cooked in various ways, including boiling or steaming, which preserves their properties better. Cooking serves to make the grains more digestible for the fish, avoiding gastrointestinal problems that may occur with the use of raw grains.

The most common cooked grits are:

  • Corn: Corn, one of the most widely used grits in carpfishing, is very attractive to carp due to its colour and natural sugar content. It can be prepared by simple soaking and boiling, or left to ferment to increase its attractiveness.

  • Hemp: Hemp seeds are highly valued for their ability to attract fish and can be prepared by soaking followed by a short boiling. If left to ferment, hemp is particularly effective.

  • Tiger Nuts: Tiger nuts, or chufa, are very hard and tough, ideal for resisting attacks from nuisance fish. Tiger nuts require longer soaking and boiling than other grains and can be left to ferment to increase their attractiveness.


Cooked grits serve two main purposes:

  • Baiting: Grits are scattered in the water to attract fish to the fishing area, an essential process to get fish used to finding food in a particular area, thus increasing the chances of catching them. It is advisable to start baiting a few days before the fishing session for best results.
  • Baiting: Some grits, e.g. corn, can be used directly on the hook as bait, as their consistency and flavour make them particularly attractive to fish.

  • Storage: cooked grits can be stored longer than fresh ones and allow fishermen to prepare large quantities in advance without worrying that they will spoil quickly.
  • Versatility in use: cooked grits can be used both for baiting and as bait: their consistency and flavour make them particularly attractive to fish.
  • Reduced preparation time in the field: Preparing raw grits takes time and space, whereas cooked grits can be purchased ready-to-use, saving valuable time during fishing sessions.
  • Nutritional stability: Cooking grains, if done correctly, preserves essential nutrients such as lysine, an amino acid with incredible attractiveness, especially in maize. Overcooking could destroy these nutrients, so it is important to follow the recommended cooking times.
  • Reduced risk of infection: Cooking kills any parasites and bacteria present in fresh corn, reducing the risk of infection in fish. This is especially important to maintain the health of the fish population at the fishing site.

Don't let your next fishing trip be an unknown! Our cooked grits are carefully prepared to keep your fish healthy and guarantee you more productive and satisfying fishing sessions. 
Each pack is designed to offer you the highest quality and effectiveness, allowing you to concentrate on the pleasure of fishing. Buy our cooked grits now and discover the difference they can make on your next fishing adventure!

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