Best Bite Alarms for Carp Fishing - 2024 Bite Alarm Guide

Best Bite Alarms for Carp Fishing – Top Bite Alarms Sets Compared

So, what are the best bite alarm sets for fishing?

Welcome to our best bite alarm set guide!

Bite alarms usually operate via a sensor that detects line movement and triggers either a sound, light or both. Modern carp alarms allow you to set the volume and LED conditions, as well as sensitivity.

These are useful in windy or poor conditions.

There are many styles and brands of bite alarms available, so let’s jump straight in with our best bite alarm reviews.

Read on below, and find your perfect bite alarm set!

1. Fox Micron RX+


Weatherproof Casing
Tru Run Roller Wheel
Night Mode Subtle LED’s
D-Tec™ Plus Sensing System

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2. Delkim TXI-D


Tried and Tested Vibration Sensing
Beep Speed Control
Advanced Security System
Digital Radio

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3. Nash R3 Bite Alarm Set


Pulsing fibre optic output
Removable rubber snag ears
Blue, red, green or white LEDs
Ultra long battery life

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4. Sonik SKS Alarms


4 sensitivity adjustments
7 tone adjustments
100% waterproof
Dedicated drop back LED indication

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5. Prologic SMX Alarm Set


Five volume levels plus silent mode
Four sensitivity adjustments
Seven tone adjustments
100% waterproof

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Best Budget Bite Alarms

6. Saber Z3 Bite Alarms

Saber Bite Alarm Set


3 Alarms & Receiver
Heavy Duty Protective Case
Super Bright LED Lights

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Wychwood AVX-S Fishing Rod Bite Alarm Presentation Set
Bite alarms often come as a 'set', mounted in a presentation case.


Fox Micron RX+ Bite Alarm Set

The Fox RX+ presentation set includes two or three bite alarms (both options available), and a wireless receiver.

It certainly deserves a place in our best bite alarm set reviews.

From top quality digital circuitry, to fully waterproof casing, they look the business down on the bank.

Likewise, the unique D-Tec Sensing System won’t let you down with line detection, all built through the Tru Run roller wheel.

To the rear of the alarm, there is a output socket that allows you to connect illuminated swingers to really maximise your fox alarms during the night.

The RX+ receiver is very easy to sync up with your alarms, which, during testing, these have a range of up to 200m.

We wouldn’t condone been this far away from your alarms though!

In conclusion, these Fox bite alarms are fantastic and packed full of technology that can be found in Fox’s high end N- series of alarms.

Finally, included is a lanyard for your receiver and a small screwdriver.

A great kit for carp angling beginners who want to start with some top-quality bite indicators, and those looking to upgrade to a higher level alarm.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Bite Alarm  Features

Weatherproof sealed case
Digital circuitry
D-Tec™ Plus Sensing System
Low battery drain
CNC machined Tru-Run™ roller wheel
Twin multi-colour LEDs
On / Off toggle switch
2 operational modes (day and night mode)
High quality cone speaker
Rigid 3/8” stainless steel thread
Rod-friendly rubber inlays
Indexed ergonomic control for volume
Indexed ergonomic control for tone
Indexed ergonomic control for Intelligent Sensitivity featuring See-Saw elimination
Range test function allows user to check RX+ Receiver is picking up RX+ head at any given range
Low battery warning
Power Out Socket (2.5mm) for use with illuminated Swingers
Supplied with two compression washer options: rigid and soft with an additional spare soft washer per unit
Requires 2 x AA batteries

Fox Micron RX+ Video Review

Carp Hideout Choice for Best Bite Alarms


Delkim TXI-D

10 years in the making, and packed full of features, these new Delkims have grown on me the more I’ve got to know about them!

Yes, the looks are not what we’ve come to expect, but surely its what’s inside that matters the most?

Bite indication is the key, and Delkim have pushed boundaires to give anglers an alarm that is superb in every way.

Featuring beep speed control, or response as it’s now called, which offers greater control for many angling situations.

Weather proofing is much better, with no moving parts, and the alarms themsleves are 30% smaller than the hugely popular TXi’s!

Delkim Bite Alarms In Action

I like the fact that the occasional warble due to wind, rain or wildlife is gone, because you can set the alarms up more delicately than ever!

Digital Signal Processing is the technology used that has allowed Delkim to achieve this perfectly.

The major change you may notice that there are just two dials on the front facia – volume, and response.

Sensitivity and Tone have gone, because the response mode offers a better streamlined approach so you can concentrate more on your fishing!

Finally, the LED system has been improved to help you fish more efficiently during the day or night cycles.

This makes the LED’s easier to look at, as before they weren’t very clear, especially when the sun is shining on them!

I think they are great alarms, and the is much more to them than I’ve mentioned here.

You should watch the video below where Delkim explain all the technical features and how to use them in different fishing scenarios.

Worth the money, and these are built to last – as expected from Delkim!

Click here for our full Delkim TXI-D review

Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Delkim TX-D  Features

Tried and tested vibration sensing
Digital signal processing (Patented)
Beep speed control (Patented)
Digital radio with range test
Enhanced weather protection
IMU security movement sensor (Patented)
Compact design 30% smaller
Enhanced LED settings
Stealth LED mode
Twin clear LED’s available in various
NiteLite output socket
Mute function
64 Digital tone settings
Memorised user preferences
Enhanced power saving
Moulded hard case

delkim RX-D Receiver Features

Digital radio
Pulse & visual replication (Patented)
Multiple range settings
Easy pairing
RunLite mode
DND (Do Not Disturb)
Advanced security (Patented)
Adjustable vibro mode
Recall last activity
Power on indicator
Enhanced power saving
Lanyard and attachments
Moulded hard case

Delkim TXi-D Alarms Video Review


Nash Siren R3 Bite Alarm

This best bite alarm review guide would not be complete without featuring something from Nash!

So, let’s introduce the Nash Siren R3….

Gone are the days of intermittent bleeps caused by barmy weather conditions, or a slight change of wind.

The R3’s are built on an intelligent sensing system which puts an end to all these causes – so you can concentrate on been alerted to genuine bite activity in your swim.

Combined with market leading remote technology, the R3 alarms can be used at extreme ranges of up to 400m of the receiver (although we wouldn’t encourage this whilst you’re fishing!).

These distances are achieved based on the radio signal strength, which is designed to be strong, even if you’re fishing amongst dense foliage or well dugout swims.

These Nash bite alarms simply outperform all others when it comes to block signal testing.

Other features include a one-touch mute function, which is ideal when setting up your alarms, and a high impact case making these incredibly waterproof indeed.

Overall, we liked the look and style of these fishing alarms, which Nash seem to of done a good job – especially connectivity between your rods and carp angler.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Bite Alarm  Features

Pulsing fibre optic output for Nash Siren Optics indicators
Integrated removable rubberised snag ears
Blue, red, green or white LEDs
Ultra long battery life
Low life battery alert
Supplied with protective PVC case
Powered by 1 x CR 2 – 3V battery (NOT INCLUDED)

Nash Siren R3 Alarm Video Review


Sonik SKS Bite Alarm Set

Sonik SKS Bite Alarm Set

A great alternative to the more expensive models out there, all from a decent fishing brand.

The Sonik SKS bite alarm set is very competitively priced!

You get three alarms and a receiver which feature all the modern requirements and technology that anglers crave these days.

These could be a great alternative to the more expensive bite alarm sets, so let’s begin our review.

They look very sleek, and compact, and are 100% waterproof which of course means no rusting!

The rollers are diamond shaped, which we think helps the line sit better than a standard round roller.

Sonik Bivvy Light
You also receive a FREE bivvy light that can be paired with your alarms!

Likewise, the technology used in these alarms is the presence of a low battery detection alert which is handy (although you should always check batteries before leaving the house!)

There is also LED lights on each alarm which can be adjusted, whilst the delay also has 6 modes to play around with.

As a bonus, Sonik have chucked in a waterproof bivvy light that can actually be paired up to match the colour of your alarms – it will change colour when a bite is detected! Awesome!

Overall, the Sonik SKS bite alarm set are lightweight, compact and we’re sure they will last you ages.

A great bite alarm set that won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Bite Alarm  Features

Includes 3 heads, remote receiver and FREE bivvy light
4 sensitivity adjustments 7 tone adjustments
100% waterproof for fishing in the worst conditions
Dedicated drop back LED indication
6 volume levels plus silent mode
Remote receiver has vibrate function

Sonik SKS Alarms Video Review


Prologic SMX Bite Alarm Set

Prologic SMX Alarms
A great little package with some great features.

Completely waterproof, the focal point is the illuminated snag ears, which make this a very complete package for modern carp anglers.

Available in a 3 + 1 set (that’s three alarms, and 1 receiver), the Prologic SMX bite alarm set is extremely compact and contain many good features.

In fact, the snag ears are telescopic which means not only do you have the option to not use them, but they can be stored away easily.

Other features include five volume levels per alarm and four sensitivity levels, so you can set this up to how you want.

The rollers are diamond shaped, which are becoming more frequent on the latest alarms, as opposed to the traditional rollers.

Likewise, the receiver has a memory function, silent mode and vibration offering anglers a great choice dependant on the time of day.

A courtesy night light makes it easy to locate in your bivvy if when you’re asleep and, hopefully, are suddenly woken to a run!

Overall, this Prologic SMX bite alarm set is good value for money, are incredible compact, and the presence of snag ears makes this a decent carp package.

On further investigation, there are options to have either a 2+1, 3+1 or 4 + 1 set.

Colours available include; blue, red, green, yellow and purple.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Bite Alarm Features

Operates with 2 AAA 1.5V batteries (not included)
Five volume levels plus silent mode
Four sensitivity adjustments
Seven tone adjustments
100% waterproof
Diamond shaped roller
Dedicated drop back LED indication
Dedicated drop back tone
Ultra-bright LED

Receiver Features

Operates with 2 AAA 1.5V batteries (not included)
Memory function
Silent mode
Vibration mode
Dedicated LED for drop back indication
Courtesy night light

Prologic SMX Alarms Video Review

Best Budget Bite Alarms - Under £50!


Saber Z3 Bite Alarm Set

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A great alternative to the more expensive alarms on the market.

A decent wireless bite alarm set aimed at beginners, or those returning to carp fishing. All for under £50 too!

Anglers new to the sport, or returning, might be looking for something like this Saber Wireless Bite Alarm Set.

These alarms are fantastic value, especially as they are wireless meaning you can keep them on silent during the night, and be alerted to any activity via the receiver.

Upcoming brand Saber has released some decent products recently, in particular the DPM weighing scales, which are very accurate and robust.

There move into the fierce bite alarm market may appeal to anglers who like a bargain, without compromising on quality.

Each bite alarm set is packed into moulded hardcase, and the deal includes three bite alarms and a receiver.

The build features high quality speakers, bright LED lights and adjustable volume and tone control.

Most of these functions are now standard in most alarms, but the standard feature of these alarms are the incredible range!

A reliable ‘showerproof’ bite alarm set so that beginners can get fishing right away before upgrading to something better.

Not bad.

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Bite Alarm  Features

3 Alarms & Receiver
Heavy Duty Protective Case
Super Bright LED Lights

Inside A Bite Alarm

Your bite alarm detects any line movement that could indicate a bite.

Some modern fishing alarms may have a receiver that you can carry.

This receiver can vibrate, play a sound or flash LED’s to alert you.

When night fishing, you can turn the audio on your bite alarms off completely and use the wireless receiver to notify you instead.

In other words, this causes minimum disturbance to other anglers who may become frustrated with alarms going off at night.

See the below diagram of an alarm from Delkim that gives you an insight on the features on a bite alarm.

Choosing Quality Bite Alarms

You can pick up bite alarms for as little as £10.

Just don’t expect these to last you very long!

In other words, because the plastic casing is simply glued together, the inside components can often rust very quickly – rendering your fishing alarms useless!

I do usually carry a couple of cheap bite alarms in my tackle bag, just in case my main alarms break down.

For beginners to carp fishing who don’t want to commit a lot of money, choosing a bite alarm for around the £20-£25 bracket may be sensible to start with.

The better alarms, such as the Fox RX+ or previously mentioned Delkim alarms are built (and tested) to many years of use.

How To Setup Your Bite Alarms

Not exactly part of our best bite alarm sets, but even so – setting up your bite alarms is important, yet very easy.

Before you leave for your fishing trip, make sure you’ve turned them on and checked they work and carry some spare batteries with you.

You should check them over for any damage such as cracks, or a faulty sensor.

Whatever setup you run with, make sure your alarms are secured to your banksticks or rod pod with no sign that during a take, your whole setup leans over into the lake.

Some carp anglers like to have their rod setups nice and level.

In our opinion, we feel it depends entirely on how you’re fishing.

If you’re fishing into weed, we suggest having your rods pointing up which avoids any line getting caught up in weed between you and your rigs.

On the other hand, if you’re fishing into clear areas with tight lines, pointing them down towards the water will improve bite indication.

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