Carbon FX Bite Alarm Set

RRP £49.99. Now only £22

94227899_xlBy Alan Holland

“I first saw this set of alarms two years ago when my good friend, John Walker, had them down our local Ridings fishery.

They look a good stylish shape – not too clunky – and all the push buttons are low profile. It really looks a more expensive set than it is.

At the time, John was bragging as he reckoned he’d got the deal of the year as the box set included three heads, three butt rests, a set of bobbins with chains and even the batteries… and after getting my new Mark2 set of FXs in June I reckon he was right to boast.

This carp package is sensational value for money – just the bobbins alone which match the casing on the alarms – are worth a fiver each. They also have slots for isotopes.

The alarm mechanism is a roller style and there’s settings for tone, volume and sensitivity.

I used mine for half a dozen over nighters before I replaced my batteries for more expensive Duracell’s as I wanted to be 100 per cent sure they wouldn’t let me down.

An outstanding piece of kit for any big fish angler and I’ve already christened them with a personal best 24lb 6oz mirror.”