Nothing is worse than realising you’ve just missed out on the catch of a lifetime because you weren’t paying enough attention to your rod. A bite alarm is much more than just an electronic accessory – it’s your trusted partner on the bank! When you’re ready to bed down for the night, your alarm keeps faithful watch over your rig, ready to cry out when a fish decides it fancies your midnight snack. A great catch is a reason we all head out to the water, and you can rest assured that when it comes to the Angling Direct range of fishing alarms, being let down simply isn’t an option.
A bite alarm is used to detect the movement and vibration of your fishing line in varying ways, depending on the model. Bite alarms can detect line movement through either a magnetic roller wheel or through a piezo vibration sensor.
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Be sure to check your bite alarm has light indicators, sound or tone adjustment, volume adjustment, sensitivity adjustment, snag ears, and battery life notifications. It is also wise to either buy an alarm with a high waterproof rating or to invest in a waterproof casing.
The right bite alarm has the potential to increase your catch rates exponentially. Delkim bite alarms are widely considered to be the top of the range option when you’re looking to make an investment into your angling. Other brands to look out for include Gardner, Nash, Steve Neville, and Sundridge – which is the brand that now produces the famous Optonic range of bite alarms. These all offer a range of prices.
We also stock a full range of bite indicators, for those anglers who like to use the old fashioned system in conjunction with those tools that are more technologically advanced.
Bite alarm receivers are a relatively new addition to the bite alarm family and it has taken some time for angling companies to perfect them. These allow you to set your alarm to mute (where possible) and will alert you by vibrating, lighting up, or emitting a beep themselves. If you’re using your bite alarms when carp fishing then chances are you’ll want to purchase a set of three (or more).
If you need a little assistance choosing the perfect alarm and receiver for you, we have a comprehensive Bite Alarm and Receivers Buying Guide on our blog to really whet your appetite. We have a series of bite alarm reviews in our blog archive too.