Best Carp Fishing Bite Alarms: Our Top 3 Picks

When choosing a bite alarm for carp fishing there are many features to look for and take into consideration. Finding all the right features at the right price can be tricky. If you’re new to bite indication be sure to check out our Beginners Guide to Carp Fishing Bite AlarmsOpens in a new tab. to figure out the basics.


The Top Three Bite Alarms Covered Below Will Be:


If you’re here and already know all about bite alarms you’re probably trying to narrow down your choice. The market has many different alarms at many different price points. I hope the reviews listed below will help with choosing the right alarm for you.


Edwards Custom Upgrades

Edwards Custom Upgrades Review on YouTube

I’ve always wondered what all the hype was about Edwards Custom Upgrades Alarms. They were always beyond my price range when looking at different sets of bite alarms. Luckily a close friend of mine had a set that he lent to me to look at and review. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and features of these unique alarms.

Edwards Custom Upgrades Alarm Features

  • Tone – 16 Levels
  • Volume – 9 Levels Plus Silent Mode
  • Sensitivity – 5 Levels
  • LED Colours – R, G, B, W and Purple
  • LED Brightness – 4 Levels
  • Battery Type – 9v Battery x 1

Edwards Custom Upgrades Reciever Features

  • Silent Mode – Yes
  • Volume Adjustment – Yes
  • Vibrate Function – Yes
  • LED Colours – R, G, B, W and Purple
  • LED Brightness – Yes
  • Battery Type – 9v Battery x 1

If you’re thinking about purchasing a set check out our Full Edwards Custom Upgrades Alarm ReviewOpens in a new tab..

I know many anglers personally that swear my ECU alarms. Their quality and performance speak for themselves, that is why they rank so highly on our Best Carp Fishing Bite Alarm Recommendations.


Delkim TXI Bite Alarm

The Delkim TXI Alarms have been around a long time and are top-of-the-line alarms. They have every feature you would look for in a bite alarm plus a different type of sensor than other alarms. The motion sensor the Delkim alarms use is more sensitive than alarms with a magnetic roller wheel. The Delkims have greater sensitivity and can detect slight movements that would go otherwise undetected by other alarms.

Delkim TXI Alarm Features

  • Tone – 6 Different Tone Settings.
  • Volume – 6 Volume Adjustments.
  • Sensitivity – 6 different levels. Hi-range and low-range sensitivity setting to be set depending on conditions, windy/calm etc.
  • Sensor Type – Motion. Piezo Motion Sensor.
  • Batteries – PP3 9v Battery. Low battery warning and low battery fail notification.
  • Lights – LED lights with adjustable brightness settings.

Delkim TXI Receiver

  • Notification Options – Lights and Sound, Light and Vibration or Light, Sound and Vibration.
  • Dedicated LED for drop-back detection.
  • Courtesy night light feature.
  • Waterproof.
  • Low battery detection alert.
  • Syncing option for each alarm.
  • Different colour lights for each alarm.
  • Different tones or sounds for each alarm.

I see many top carp anglers using Delkim alarms, they are also my alarm of choice at the moment.


New Direction N1 Bite Alarms

New Direction N1 Bite Alarm Review on YouTube

If you’re on more of a budget or looking for a smaller and compact alarm, look no further than the New Direction N1 Bite Alarm. I was able to borrow a set from a friend to put through their paces for a few months and was pleasantly surprised at their performance especially since they’re so small.

New Direction N1 Bite Alarm Features

  • LED Colours – R, B, G, Y and W.
  • Power Button – Hold to Power on or Double Tap to Change the LED Colour.
  • Battery Type – Lithium-ion (240mAh) Rechargeable Batteries.
  • Lightweight and Compact.
  • Innovative Magnetic Quick-Lock Base.
  • Compatible with many other Products from New Direction.
  • Very Long Battery Life.

New Direction N1 Receiver Features

  • LED Colours – R, B, G, Y and W.
  • Volume – 6 Levels Plus Silent Mode.
  • Tone – 6 Levels.
  • Silent Mode – Yes.
  • Vibrate – Yes.
  • On / Off Switch – low Profile on Top.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a set be sure to check out our New Direction N1 Bite Alarm Full ReviewOpens in a new tab..


Overall the three alarms listed above are all very good. Quality and features are top-notch. The main deciding factor when choosing between the three would be the price point.

I hope this review has aided you in your choice of carp fishing bite alarms.