Bite alarm is an electronic or mechanical instrument which is normally used by fishermen to get updated, what happening inside the water. It gives an indication with alarm or light whenever something happens at hook.
Most of the fishermen don’t know or have listen about bite alarm in America. However in Europe it is very common and almost every fisherman has one. Although Bite alarm is generally related with carp fishing but it can be used for any fresh water fishing.
Working of the bite alarm:
Bite alarm is a quite important gadget for every fisherman especially for carp fishers. Drop the line with the help of the rod into water and make sure that the line reaches the water depth. In Europe this rod is known as bankstick. The bankstick is adjustable and its length can be increased or decreased. Bite alarm is fixed with the rod and line is passing through it. However another way to mount the alarm is to screw it with As soon as anything hits the line the alarm will produce a loud and continuous sound. With the ringing alarm you know that something, hopefully a fish, is on the hook and you can easily take it up. So using the bite alarm, you are more relaxed and don’t need to stare continuously at the line.
Additional with the ringing alarm, the glowing light at night make the bite alarm more valuable. Interestingly the beginner bite alarms lack this feature of glowing light.
What it looks like?
Bite alarm is just like a sensor or a high technology electronic bell and it seems to be a rectangular box. The gadget is fitted with a battery for power supply. There are some knobs outside the alarm box which control volume, tones and sensitivity regulator.