10 Best Bite Alarms with Receiver (2022 Guide)

Bite Alarm Reviews

What are the best bite alarms on the market right now? We’ve handpicked 10 of the best alarms from brands such as Delkim, Fox, Nash and New Direction.

Bite Alarm Features

There are a few key features to look for when choosing a bite alarm. Here are some of the most important ones:

SENSITIVITY

A good bite alarm will be sensitive enough to pick up even the smallest knocks.

ADJUSTABILITY

Being able to adjust the volume and sensitivity levels of your alarm so you can customise to your liking.

PORTABILITY

A smaller, more portable alarm is usually better, so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.

VOLUME

You need an alarm that is loud enough to hear, even if you’re some distance away from it.

DURABILITY

Can be used in all weather conditions, being dropped or knocked around.

EASE OF USE

You want an alarm that is easy to set up and use, so you can focus on fishing, not fiddling with your gear!

Before we start, here are our three recommendations.

Most Popular
Delkim Txi-D Bite Alarm
Our Pick
FOX Micron MX Bite Alarm
Best Value
Korum KBI-Compact 2 Rod Remote Alarm Set
Delkim Txi-D Bite Alarms or Rx-D Receiver: Green
FOX Micron MX Bite Alarm
Preston Korum KBI-Compact 2 Rod Remote Alarm Set
£134.99
£72.99
£39.99
Most Popular
Delkim Txi-D Bite Alarm
Delkim Txi-D Bite Alarms or Rx-D Receiver: Green
£134.99
Our Pick
FOX Micron MX Bite Alarm
FOX Micron MX Bite Alarm
£72.99
Best Value
Korum KBI-Compact 2 Rod Remote Alarm Set
Preston Korum KBI-Compact 2 Rod Remote Alarm Set
£39.99

Delkim TXI-D Bite Alarm

Developed over a 10-year period, Delkims latest bite alarms feature the very latest cutting-edge technology.

delkim bite alarms

At the end of the day, bite indication needs to be as accurate as possible, and alert the angler promptly.

Features include digital signal processing, advanced weather proofing, beep speed control and digital radio to produce the best bite alarm with receiver possible!

setting up delkim txi-d

With over 40 years of experience, Delkim tell us this really is the most advanced alarm to-date.

We have included an in-depth video below which explains these Features and explains how they work.

One point to mention is the design. They look completely different to previous Delks.

delkim txi-d review

Sleek, compact and less clutter, they feature new mouldings and inside uses new waterproof technology so you can be confident they will last.

Over-sensitivity has some what blighted previous models, so Delkim have opted to use digital signal processing to counteract this.

A great solution to many ‘what are the best bite alarms’ debate on the bankside!

Another major cosmetic change is the front of the alarm. This has been changed to feature just two wheels; alarm volume control, and response.

delkim receiver

This results in a more streamlined setup.  Again, we have embedded a video you can watch which will explain why and how to use them.

Finally, LED brightness is automatic by way of a clever ‘day/night cycle’. This means you no longer need get up close and personal, just to see which alarm has registered a bite in the daytime.

best bite alarms 2022

The Delkim TXi’D’s are expensive alarms, but worth it in our opinion due to how reliable, robust and assurances that they are well built to last.

In our view, these are the best bite alarms you can buy, at least for now, just make sure to keep them secure inside a buzz bar bag, or rucksack.

  • 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

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How to set up Delkim TXi-D Alarms and RX-D Receiver


New Direction K9s Bite Alarm & Receiver Set

Second on our best bite alarm list are the K9’s by tackle brand New Direction.

New Direction Bite Alarms with receiver

You get three K9s alarms and one R9s receiver.

In our opinion, these have to be the best bite alarms released by them so far!

Loaded with the latest technology, both alarms and receiver working together seamlessly via a mobile app.

This makes a complete setup that is built to last and is packed full of technology designed to help you fish smarter.

new direction bite alarms and receiver

Packed away into a deluxe presentation case which features a mesh pocket for any indicators, and helps to keep everything together.

The main feature is functionality, with the receiver and alarms programmed to be seamless, all controlled by a mobile phone app.

The best bite alarms for anglers that want extra functionality through their mobile phone.

  • Automatic nightlight
  • Volume control
  • Sensitivity control
  • Halo for a night light
  • Tone button/ power on off
  • Non-slip rod seat
  • Light roller wheel
  • Loudspeaker
  • Power outlet
  • Drop back indication
  • Mute function

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Fox Micron MX 2 Rod Bite Alarm & Receiver Set

This popular bite alarm and receiver set features a pair of Fox MX alarms and MX receiver.

Fox Micron MX Bite Alarms with receiver

Compact, and robust, these alarms have highly visible 4mm multi-coloured LED’s, the colour options being red, orange, purple, white and blue so you can customise each as you wish.

This setting is easily changed by simply pressing a rubber touch button at the back of the alarm, which is very similar to the Fox RX+ alarms.

Anglers know that the weather can wreak havoc with your alarm setup, so these include dual step sensitivity which means you delicately adjust the sensitivity levels to counteract cross winds.

Fox Micron MX 2 bite alarms and receiver

Inside, there is a high quality cone speaker offering a sharp, crisp sound as soon as the Tru-run roller wheel starts spinning!

A nifty feature is a silent start-up, or an ‘anti-spook’ startup to avoid scaring fish as you set up your fishing gear.

You can attach illuminated swingers via the power out socket (available here) for a complete setup that won’t let you down when it matters.

As per other Fox bite alarms and receivers, standard features include the reliable D-Tech sensing system, and I-Com transmitter technology.

Fox Micron bite alarms and receiver

I enjoyed using these alarms, and if anything, they did the job exactly as intended with no hassle at all. The triple ‘a’ batteries are easy to fit, and the case was strong and ideal for keeping my alarms together in one place.

I believe these are the best 2-rod bite alarms around, especially as a deal.

  • High visibility 4mm multi-coloured LED
  • Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple and White
  • LED colour changed by pushing rubber touch button
  • On rear of alarm (as per RX+)
  • Dual step sensitivity
  • Indexed volume adjustment dial
  • Indexed tone adjustment dial
  • Top quality cone speaker
  • Built in I-Com transmitter technology
  • For use with MX Receiver
  • Rubber ear inlays
  • Tru-run roller wheel
  • Three position toggle switch
  • D-Tech Sensing System
  • Silent start up
  • 1 x power out socket
  • For use with illuminated bite indicators
  • Supplied with hard case
  • Powered by 2 x AAA batteries

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Korum KBI Compact 2 Rod Alarm Set

This bite alarm with receiver set from Korum includes a pair of KBI alarms and receiver featuring an LED with 10-second alert function.

Korum KBI Bite Alarms and Receiver


Small, and rugged, the roller wheel is very sensitive (when we used these, it was very windy and there was the odd bleep from this!) and the alarm heads seemed solid enough. Both require a 9v battery which is not included.

Volume can be adjusted, again, a standard feature on bite alarms.

korum kbi receiver

Onto the receiver now, which again, was incredibly compact and boasts a great wireless range.

It also vibrates when the alarms are activated. This is powered by 3AAA batteries.

If you’re seeking the best bite alarms that are compact (Ideal for chucking onto your trolley ready for a few hours on your local?), the these make a great value bite alarm & receiver set!

korum kbi bite alarms and receiver

These maybe just what you’re looking for, especially if you tend to fish with two rods most of the time.

  • Adjustable volume.
  • 5mm LED.
  • Compact design.
  • 20 second latching LED.
  • Adjustable locking nut and compression washer.
  • Water guarded high output speaker.
  • Sensitive bite indication
  • Rolling code system – no interference
  • 100m receiver range
  • Very low battery drain
  • Alarm powered by 1 x 23AE (LRV08) 12v battery (not supplied)
  • 39mm x 85mm x 25mm alarm size
  • 120mm x 45mm x 20mm receiver size
  • Receiver powered by 3 x AAA batteries (not supplied)

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Nash Siren R3 Bite Alarm & Receiver Set

The Nash Siren R3 alarm and receiver set represent one of the better alarm setups around at the moment.

They feature ‘intelligent sensing’ which in a nutshell, means the end to those annoying beeps from bad weather conditions, or undertow. This is based on the change of speed of line movement.

Nash Siren R3 Bite Alarms

Combined with market leading remote performance, tested up to distances of 400m, these exceed performance when it matters.

Before you sleep, you can activate the one-touch mute function, or if you’re fishing a weedy swim, the integrated snag ears prevent your rods from flying off into the water from a strong fish.

Whatever the situation, these alarms are designed to cope with them all.

Nash Siren R3 Bite Alarms and receiver

Other features you may want to learn about is an integrated line guard to prevent damage, or the high impact alarm casing which is also waterproof should you get them wet accidentally.

Fresh out of the box, pairing could not be simpler via a one touch button, whilst battery life is superb, and each alarm is powered by a CR 2 battery (not included)

A fantastic bite alarm with receiver set that features blue, red, green or white LED’s.

  • Market leading remote performance independently verified
  • One touch mute function allows bobbins to be set without disturbing anglers or carp
  • High output adjustable volume and variable tone
  • Pulsing fibre optic output for Nash Siren Optics indicators
  • Integrated rubberised snag ears
  • Heads available Blue, Red, Green and Clear LEDs
  • Protective PVC case
  • Powered by 1 x CR 2 – 3V battery (not included)

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JRC Radar CX 3 Rod Bite Alarm with Receiver

The Radar CX alarms from JRC are a great mid-budget set of alarms with receiver that have been engineered from the ground up in the UK.

JRC Radar CX Bite Alarms with receiver

Features such as a step less adjustable tone, volume and sensitivity means anglers can drill down into customising them perfectly to suit the situation or preference.

One of the best sounding alarms on the market, the magento dynamic speakers feature a digital amplifier which offers a crisp and clear sound 24/7.

Built using a strong ABS material, each is weatherproof with all the electronic components double sealed so you can be assured these bite alarms are built to last years and years!

JRC Radar CX 3 Bite Alarms and receiver

The receiver features a decent range of 150m, with no interference during our test session. 

A great setup for anglers looking for something within a modest price range, whilst looking to benefit from features you may only find in more expensive alarms.

Perhaps these are the best bite alarms when you combine quality and value?

  • Designed, engineered &tested in the UK
  • Travelling coloured LEDs
  • 20 second latching LED
  • Step-less adjustable volume, tone, and sensitivity
  • Magneto-dynamic speaker with digital amplifier for superior sound quality
  • Housing made from high impact ABS material
  • Range of 150m+
  • Manual nightlight function
  • All weather proof, double sealed electronic parts
  • Long battery life
  • Rubber inserts to keep the rod from sliding
  • Low battery warning
  • Operates on 1 x 9V Battery (not included)
  • Manual power on-off
  • Power out socket
  • Rolling code ID function
  • Prevents interference by other alarms on the same lake

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Sonik SKX 3+ 1 Bite Alarms with Receiver

The Sonik SKX Alarm & Receiver Set (which also includes a FREE bivvy light!) exceeded our expectations!

A lot of thought has gone into the design process, such as the inclusion of an intelligent mute function and ultra bright multi-coloured LED’s which means you can select the colour combination you desire.

Sonik SKS Bite Alarms

An innovative ‘control system’ is easy and quick to manage, and features six sensitivity levels to put you in control when fishing in windy conditions or lakes that have a strong current. 

Both volume and tone have seven levels, including a silent mode for night fishing.

Bonus features include removable snag ears (great feature btw) and protective covers to keep prevent damage.

Sonik SKS Receiver

These alarms perform really well – even during the harshest angling conditions!

The bivvy light which is included, can be paired and synced with your alarms to provide extra illumination at night, or can be used independently. A magnetic hook and plate is included to attach to your bivvy.

For features, (and a free gift) these are the best bite alarms for anglers looking for a complete set.

  • 3x Bite Alarms
  • Operates with 2 x AAA 1.5V batteries (not included)
  • Seven Volume and Tone Levels (including silent mode)
  • Six Sentivity Levels
  • Dedicated drop back LED indication
  • Dedicated drop back tone Ultra-bright LED
  • Low battery detection alert
  • 1x Receiver
  • Operates with 2 x AAA (not included)
  • Memory function 3 alarm mode options
  • Light + sound, light + sound + vibration, light + vibration
  • Dedicated LED for drop back indication
  • Courtesy night light
  • Low battery detection alert
  • 1x Bivvy Light
  • Operates with 3 x AA 1.5V batteries (not included)
  • LED light has six adjustable brightness levels
  • Adjustable delay with six levels
  • The lamp automatically synchronises light colour to the alarmse

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Hirisi Best Bite Alarm & Receiver Set

Hirisi are not a hugely well known brand as far as carp tackle goes, however, this bite alarm with receiver set does offer great value and actually features some decent technology.

Hirisi Bite Alarms

Each alarm is housed in a translucent case featuring a five LED band which looks cool, whilst you can also adjust the volume, tone and sensitivity on each.

The volume on the vibrating receiver can also be adjusted to your liking.

Other notable features include a jack for connecting a swinger, an LED torch built-in to the receiver (helpful at night as your scramble to exit your bivvy) and a standard fixed bolt with rubber ‘O’ rings on each bite alarm.

In the deluxe case, you’re getting 4 bite alarms which require one 12v battery, and a receiver, which requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Anglers who want to pimp up there swim akin to a disco, should certainly pick these!!!!

They make our best bite alarm list for this reason alone….

  • 150 Meter Range
  • Volume / Vibration, Tone, Sensitivity Control,
  • High Output Speaker
  • LED Light Warning
  • Anti-theft Warning Function
  • Removeable Snag Ear Bar
  • Require 9V Battery (not included)
  • Protective Case

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Fox Mini Micron X Bite Alarm & Receiver Set

Updated for 2020, these classic bite alarms with receiver are available to buy in a 2,3 or 4 rod format.

The key feature is just how compact they are, hence the name!

Best bite alarm with receiver 2021

With adjustable high-vis LED’s, which can change colour to your liking (green, blue, red and orange) these are easy to manage by simply holding the volume button and pressing the tone button. 

Illuminated bite indicators can easily be connected via the 2.5mm power out socket, whilst the standard FOX technology used includes D-Tec sensing and digital i-com circuitry which is tried and tested.

Decent features added to the alarm design include rubber inlays for that extra rod support when a bite strikes and low battery warning. 

Fox Mini Micron X bite alarms and receiver

The alarms take n type or LR1 batteries.

Onto the receiver now, which yields really good signal strength, features multi coloured LEDs and cone speaker. If the LED’s flash every 2 seconds, this indicates a low battery.

If you’re seeking a very compact bite alarm and receiver setup that’s discreet, robust and features trusted technology, then the Fox Mini Micron X alarms may be perfect for you.

After the Delkims, these are up there for been the best bite alarms around at the moment.

  • Includes receiver technology
  • Volume control button with seven levels
  • Tone control button with four settings
  • Sensitivity control button with four different settings
  • Drop back differential
  • Two 5mm high vis multi-coloured LED’s, green, blue, red and orange
  • Adjustable LED brightness
  • LED’s adjusted by holding down volume button and pressing tone button
  • D-Tec sensing system/roller wheel technology for clear, consistent bite detection
  • Power out socket 2.5mm – for use with illuminated bite indicators such as the Fox illuminated swinger®
  • Low battery warning
  • Batteries are too low when the LEDs automatically begin to flash red every two seconds
  • Cone speaker for crisp sound
  • Rubber inlays to protect your rod and hold it in place on savage bites
  • On/off toggle switch
  • Knurled locking collar
  • Takes small N-Type/ LR1 batteries
  • Metal (Alloy) 3/8 BSF thread

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Saber Z3 Wireless Best Bite Alarms with Receiver

Packed with plenty of  features often found on more expensive bite alarms, each unit is compact, whilst a receiver that offers a great range too!

A decent bite alarm with receiver set for any budding angler!

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The alarms are reliable, and stable, whilst the snag ears can be removed.

These are a great addition to any bite alarm setup as they are so handy to have when fishing snaggy waters.

Furthermore, the LEDs are very bright, and a dropback LED is a great inclusion with such a value set.

Finally, a 4-way receiver offering an excellent operating range (and vibration function) gives a decent bite alarm setup if you just want to get out there and fish!

Each alarm takes n A23 12v alkaline battery (the case isn’t fantastic, so we got rid snd instead stored them in our tackle pouch!)

In our view, these are the best bite alarms for beginners, or anglers who only fish less occasionally.

  • Adjustable volume
  • Wireless function
  • Ultra bright LED
  • High quality speaker
  • Excellent receiver operating range
  • Adjustable volume
  • Adjustable tone
  • Wireless function

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Best Bite Alarms: Final Verdict

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FAQs

What is a bite alarm?

A bite alarm is a device that emits a loud noise or signal when a fish bites on the line. This helps fishermen know when they have a bite, so they can reel in their catch. Bite alarms can be electronic or mechanical, and are often used in conjunction with other fishing gear, such as swingers, indicators and isotopes.

Do you need a bite alarm for carp fishing?

No, you don’t need a bite alarm for carp fishing specifically. However, many fishermen find them helpful in knowing when they have a bite. If you’re carp fishing at night, an isotope on your line can also be helpful in spotting bites.

How do you set a bite alarm?

Most bait alarms are adjustable, so you can set them to the sensitivity that you want. To do this, you will need to experiment a little to find the right setting. You can start by turning the alarm off and then slowly turning it up until you start getting false positives. Once you have found the point where the alarm goes off with just the right amount of pressure, you can leave it at that setting.

What are the different types of bite alarms?

There are many different types of bait alarms on the market. Some are electronic, while others are mechanical. There are also some that emit a loud noise, while others just have a light that goes off. Some bait alarms are also adjustable, so you can set them to the sensitivity that you want.

How do you know if a fish is biting?

When a fish bites, it will usually cause the line to move. This movement will trigger the bait alarm, which will then emit a loud noise or signal. You can also sometimes feel a fish biting, depending on the type of line you are using. If you feel a sudden jerk or pull on the line, it is likely that a fish has taken the bait.

Are fishing alarms waterproof?

Most fishing alarms are waterproof, but it is always a good idea to check the specifications before you buy one. I would always choose a quality bite alarm from a top brand.

What is a fishing bobbin?

A fishing bobbin is a small, cylindrical device that is used to hold the line in place. It is placed above the reel and below the rod, and is used to help keep the line from tangling. Bobbins can be made of different materials, such as plastic or metal.

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