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What Bite Alarms

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Suffolk1, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. Suffolk1

    Suffolk1 Engaging Member

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    Hi I think I have asked this before but what bite alarms do you guys use?
    I would like a set with a receiver. I’m currently using delkim ev plus but not sure if it’s worth getting dongles and receiver or new set of alarms.
    Regards Dan


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    Nash R3 ;)
     
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    Ahhh, the voice of reason and experience.
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    I was a fan of fox rx digital, other will say delkims, for me it's one or the other. Fox do a cheaper range which imonare better than the delkim ev's which I didn't rate seeing a couple of friends with them. Maybe delkim have others out now? Delkim work on a vibrate sensor, fox rx digital work on roller wheel but also have a vibrate setting. If I ever got back into fishing the rx's are the one I would get again personally.

    Weirdly I had rx my mate had delkims, both of us had pick ups on the same lake same weekend that took a bait from 50 yards to our right and dropped it 50 yards to our left, neither of us had a bleep. That was probably my strangest time as we were both totally confused by it
     
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    Sadly that alarm is no more, Fox pretty much dropped out of the alarm market 15 years ago when they launch the EOS which was an almighty fail. Since they have fiddled with alarms and only in the last hand full of years produced a reasonable range again.

    I’d rate Delkim over Fox, however Delkim in the last 12 months have gone through a overhaul with the new TXI’s being not a patch in the previous ones.
     
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    Ahh ok, been out of fishing for 5 years. Shame, the rx digitals were quality imo :thumb:
     
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    They certainly were mate, and will make a come back (ish) under the brand “Wolf” which is a company started by Cliff Fox’s son Richard Fox. Well he’s been talking about it for a couple of years anyway...
     
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    Yeh I know Richard, was admin on carp.com for few years
     
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    Didn't he have massive input in navigation as well a few years ago?
     
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    Have any of you guys used nd alarms?
    I’ve heard that they are fairly good.
    I’m not going to be fishing lots but just want something with a receiver.
    Regards Dan


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    Ive used Delkims for many years and ive got the TXi pluses and sounder box and ive had no issues with them whatsoever and ive used them in the harshest of winters and in some unbelievable rainy downpours at home and in France.

    But as Mikey Hall says the new ones have had a few issues so depending on yr budget i would look out for a decent set of 2nd hand TXi pluses and there is plenty on ebay.
     
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    My DELKIM TXi pluses and sounderbox
     

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    They won't register a run in there lol. Lovely set up
     
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    I have a set of stevie nevilles and they haven't let me down in 25 years, of course their not wireless, but I'm not an advocate of leaving rods to fish for themselves.
    I remember when I bought them I rang Stevie on a house phone, remember those?;) talked to him about what I required and he rang back in a week or so and told me where to send a cheque, my missus at the time sent it and they arrived and I started using them,and I never needed anything else. previous to those I had a set made by Dave Plummer and they had telephone speakers fitted to them with a huge rotating switch,
    they were called Optonics conversions iirc.
     
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    And im certainly not an advocate of leaving my rods and i havent got a sounder box for that reason.

    I use the sounder box in my bivvy as i turn my Delkims right down to zero when im fishing so im the only one who knows when i get a run.

    My pet hate is anglers who walk away from there rods and its something that i never do and if you do that on the 2 syndicates that im a member of you will have yr ticket revoked and you will be banned and one of my syndicates is £1000 per year.
     
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    I remember standing on Homersfield with Normsn symonds and a couple of other guys, when a bite alarm gave a single sreamer of a run, we all loked at each other and one of the fellas goes oh f#*@~ thats mine,, and promptly runs off down the bank,, I dont think he finished that session and Norman don't give refunds.:facepalm:
     
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    And rightly so too.

    For an angler to leave his rods out and go walkies is really bad form.

    Trust me ive seen it at home and abroad and i hate that practice.

    10 years ago i was in France and a fella 2 swims down from me and my mate drove up the shops and left his baits out and when he came back and we realised that he had left his baits out my mate ripped into him verbally and i bet that bloke has never left his baits out again since that day.
     
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    Navigation?
     
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    Bleeeedin auto correct lol. Navitas, I am sure Richard had a part in that in the early days. Not spoken to him for about 3 years now
     
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    Seriously here, was someone called Darryl with you, from north Essex coz exactly that happened when a mate was fishing
     

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