Bite Indicator Set Review & Comparison: 6 Sets Under 100 Bucks

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With a reasonable bite indicator set you will not miss a bite on any rod. Therefore we have tested 6 models for you in the Bite Indicator Set Test.

In principle, you will be told at the same time as the bite that one of your buddies has bitten. By means of acoustic signals, you can also devote yourself to other things during the bite. However, you should make sure that you select the bite indicator for the right water for the right target fish.  Choosing the wrong device, such as a very sensitive bite indicator in a strong current, can cause false alarms.

This is not only annoying but also annoying because you are always a bit happy when a fish (supposedly) bites. But fortunately there are now some bite indicators which allow you to adjust the sensitivity to the circumstances mentioned. That’s why we want to present you here different sets which can be adapted to the water, the current and the target fish. This way you can compare the individual products with each other and you already know roughly what to expect.

Note: From time to time it may happen that selected bite indicators from the Bite Indicator Set Test are not available for a short time. If this happens, you will find a number of bite indicators on this overview page for you to fish with.

How did we test the wireless bite indicator sets?

Of course you can’t just start writing about the products. You should have tried them before. So we looked at different bite indicator sets and checked them for the following criteria:

  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Operability
  • Range
  • Price / Performance

With regard to quality, the workmanship of the product was especially important to us. Here we looked to see whether the individual product components are practical for daily use, for example, or whether it might start to rattle or become difficult at one point or another simply by replacing the battery. Therefore we have tested it at the lake and subjected it to a corresponding quality check. Of course, we also checked if it is waterproof and works without any problems even in the rain.

Of course reliability was also important to us. Because what good is an expensive bite indicator if it starts to sound the alarm at the slightest current. For example, it was also important to us that the sensitivity or sensitivity can be adjusted.

Last but not least, a good bite indicator should be intuitive to operate and reliably adopt the settings made – ideally even save them. This includes, for example, which acoustic and optical functions the bite indicator has.

As most of the bite indicators are radio bite indicators and a remote control is included, if you sleep in a tent while fishing for carp, the range is of course also very important. The higher the range (compared to the other models tested in the Bite Indicator Set Test) the better we rated them.

Finally, of course, the price/performance ratio should not be missing. Here we have evaluated whether the product and its functions justify the corresponding price. So, we hope that you got a rough idea of how we actually tested. But now we don’t want to keep you in suspense and start with the first product report.

CARCHET® Bite Alarm Set 2 + 1 Fishing Electronic Bite Alarm

Note: This item may not be available at the moment. The following indicator bite indicators are an alternative.

The DisplayCARCHET® Bite Alarm Set consists of 2 bite alarms and a receiver. Because there are “only” two bite indicators, the price is about half the price of the Croch Pro 4+1 Bite Indicator Set. This set is a good alternative to the other tested products, especially for anglers who do not fish that much or who have a maximum of 2 rods on shore.

In addition, a receiver of about the same size is also supplied. It indicates at a range of approx. 100 m (as the crow flies) when a fish has bitten. In addition to a strong acoustic signal, optical signals are also indicated by corresponding LEDs. The acoustic signal is strong enough to wake you up when you camp a few meters from the carp rods. There are more beautiful signals to be woken up, but in any case it is effective and the drill can start 😉 If the sound is too shrill for you, you can even adjust the pitch and volume accordingly.

Depending on the waters and the target fish you can also adjust the sensitivity of this bite indicator set. This means it can react either very quickly or more slowly due to the sensitivity adjustment. This is especially important for stronger currents. If you want, you can also connect an additional indicator bite indicator (swinger).

When we tested the bite indicator set, it rained for several hours. We were initially concerned about the electronics, but could not find any damage at the end of the seat. The bite indicators worked just as well after the rain as in the beginning.

Official picture

Here you can find a picture of the set. Click on the picture to enlarge it:

All facts in a nutshell:

The most important facts at a glance:

  • Brand: CARCHET®
  • Colour: black
  • Wireless alarm system
  • Receiver range: 100 m
  • Material: ABS
  • Packaging dimensions: approx. 27 x 19,5 x 6 cm
  • Bite indicator dimensions: approx. 111 x 55 x 42 mm
  • Power supply: 6F22 9V (built-in)
  • Buttons: sensitivity, pitch/current and volume control, light control switch
  • Receiver dimensions: approx. 112 x 56 x 34 mm
  • Power supply: 3 x AAA (no batteries included)

Conclusion about the Bite Indicator Set Test

If you are looking for a good alternative to the Croch Pro 4+1 Bite Indicator Set in one of the following product reviews and do not have so many rods, you will be very satisfied with this set. It has everything that today’s angler needs and scores with numerous adjustment possibilities. Here the angler’s heart will definitely beat faster. Clear purchase recommendation for all who do not want to spend quite so much money.

Behr Radio Bite Indicator Set Radio Bite Indicator ECO 3+1 #4302531

The Behr Radio Bite Indicator Set comes with a total of 3 bite indicators and a receiver. The whole set is in a high quality case which is equipped with foam inside. So you can easily transport the set and always have all parts in one place.

According to the manufacturer the range is 120 to 150 m. We have tested it on a free area and have even reached about 180 m. We think that this is strongly related to how the radio transmission is hindered, for example by trees, bushes, hills etc. The freer the area, the better the signal and the higher the range.

The Behr radio bite indicator set is splash-proof. This may sound strange at first, but in concrete terms this means that you should not throw the bite indicator into water because it is not waterproof. But normal rain has not been a problem so far and the set has worked perfectly even after several rainfalls.

In addition the sound and volume can be adjusted on the bite indicator and on the radio remote control. If you like you can also connect a sounderbox (additional box for remote acoustic alarm which is often used for carp fishing).

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Here is the official product picture.  Click on the picture to enlarge it: Display

All facts at a glance

The most important things for you at a glance

  • Brand: Behr
  • Colour: black
  • Radio bite indicator set
  • Radio range approx. 120 – 150 m
  • Acoustic signal
  • Tone and volume control
  • Including sounderbox connection
  • Radio range approx. 120 – 150 m
  • Red, blue and yellow LED
  • 1 to 1 radio transmission
  • Power supply bite indicator: 9 V block battery
  • Power supply receiver: 3 x AAA batteries

Conclusion of the bite indicator set test

All in all the product is ok. The range is great and also the bite indicators do what they should. In addition, the acoustics can also be adjusted. What we did not like so much is the fact that there is no regulation for the sensitivity. Here the Fubite Pro Set (further down) is much better equipped.

But here too there is a 1 to 1 radio transmission and a correspondingly high range, which is far beyond the manufacturer’s specifications.

Fubite 3+1 Radio Bite Indicator Set Test

Note: It is possible that this item is currently not available. The following indicator bite indicators are available as an alternative.

The Fubite 3+1 wireless bite indicator set consists of a storage case, 3 bite indicators, a receiver and 4 batteries. The good thing about them is that they also work in pouring rain. And even at a distance of 150 m they still give a rather loud acoustic signal via the receiver supplied. In addition, the volume, the sensitivity of the bite indicator and the pitch of the sounds can be easily adjusted.

A disadvantage we found in the Bite Indicator Set Test is that the batteries run down relatively quickly. The four 9V block batteries are not necessarily cheap in the long run. But the purchase price of the 3 bite indicators is ok. Also the quality of the case is not necessarily the best, but you order the set because of the bite indicators and not because of the cases. For the easy transport it is in any case practical.

Unfortunately this set does not have a memory function. This means that you have to change the settings every time.  This makes it very loud when adjusting, especially at the beginning. Especially if you need a lot of rest when fishing for carp, the rest is disturbed very quickly because you have to click through the individual volume levels (from top to bottom) every time.

In addition the batteries are difficult to insert. The case was a bit too small and it had to be “helped” from our side.  Here you can clearly see the difference to a very high quality and expensive bite indicator like the JRC Radar CRX (product report will follow).

The official product picture

Following the product picture. Click on the picture to enlarge it:

Overview of all facts

Overview of the most important things for you:

  • Brand: Fubite
  • Colour: Black
  • Range: 150 m
  • including storage case
  • Battery warning
  • Waterproof speaker
  • Scratch and shock resistant housing
  • Vibration signal
  • Night light function
  • Swinger can be connected additionally
  • Setting options: Volume, sensitivity, tone pitch
  • Included in delivery: 4 x 9V block batteries

Conclusion on the bite indicator set Test

All in all, this model is definitely a good value bite indicator set which fulfils its purpose. The quality could be a bit better, but in our opinion it is completely sufficient. Also the range is with approx. 140 to 150 m very good. Not so good is the feature that you have to make the settings again each time and the silence is disturbed by the acoustic signal at first. This costs time and is not very useful for fishing carp, for example.

Croch Pro 4+1 Bite Indicator Set

When we held the Croch Pro 4+1 Bite Indicator Set in our hands for the first time we were surprised at first how valuable the set is. First of all it is delivered in a high quality storage bag. This bag is even equipped with foam inside for maximum safety during transport.

In the bag / case there are a total of 4 bite indicators, 1 receiver and the corresponding batteries for it. The receiver (or also receiver) serves to transmit the signal, if you have moved away from the bite indicators. Funny thing is that the sound that is transmitted at a bite is transmitted 1 to, that is, simultaneously. Additionally it is also the same tone. The receiver also lies very well in the hand.  The operating instructions are a little short, but still easy to understand. Actually, the setting options are also completely self-explanatory.

If it comes to a bite, then there is a small LED bar on the bite indicator which shows the intensity of the bite. If the bite is only small, or the fish has “plucked” at the line for a short time, only one LED lights up accordingly. If, however, the fishing line is pulled correctly, all LED’s will light up. In case of a fall bite (fish swims towards you) the LED’s light up in the opposite direction. So you can know in advance what kind of bite it is and adjust to the bite accordingly.

In addition, the pitch and sensitivity to which the bite indicator reacts can be adjusted and regulated. This means that the bite indicator can be easily adjusted to the current and the expected target fish. This also works very easily.

All settings are saved when the bite indicator is switched on and off. This means that the Croch Pro will still know the correct settings the next time you sit down. This saves some additional time.

Picture of the bite indicator set

Here is a picture of the set. Click on it for an enlargement:

All important facts at a glance

Here are the most important facts, briefly summarized:

  • Brand: Croch
  • Colour: Black
  • 4 bite indicator+1 receiver
  • Including transport bag
  • Fall bite indicator
  • 1to1 radio transmission
  • AV output
  • Night light
  • Vibration alarm
  • Water resistance
  • Range check
  • Output socket for swingers

Conclusion

All in all we are very satisfied with the Croch Pro 4+1 bite indicator set. We would even go so far as to say that the quality is in the direction of the really expensive sets. In addition, the set has always responded reliably, could be used even in the rain and has a range of 100 to 150 m. What more do you want? Therefore clear purchase recommendation from us. In addition, it has also become comparison winner.

Trend Galaxy S Bite indicator set 3+1 Deluxe radio set in a case

Note: It is possible that the item is currently not available. The following indicator bite indicators are available as an alternative.

The AnzeigeTrend Galaxy S Bite Indicator Set 3+1 Deluxe Radio Set in a case consists of a case of 3 bite indicators, a receiver and costs about 50 Euro. When you hold them in your hands for the first time, you will notice that although they are made of hard plastic (ABS), they still feel valuable. In principle, the bite indicators have all the functions you would expect from a set. For example, the sensitivity, volume and tone can be easily adjusted. The buttons on the side of the remote control are suitable for this.

The range is extremely long. This is how we have reached 170 m, contrary to the manufacturer’s statement of just under 200 m. But the range is completely sufficient if you don’t want to sit directly on the shore, for example. Especially when camping the range is worth its weight in gold. It is also good that the batteries last relatively long and are indicated when the energy of the batteries is nearing its end. However, the batteries are difficult to insert. This is for us in any case another quality criterion.

In addition, the remote control shows the individual bite indicators in different colours (blue, red and green). However, the color red is very difficult to see, especially at night. Here we would have wished for a stronger diode.

The most important facts

The features you should know before buying:

  • Brand: Trend
  • Color: Black
  • Power supply bite indicator: 9-volt battery (batteries not included)
  • Power supply receiver: 3 AAA batteries (batteries not included)
  • Micro-LEDs
  • Night light function
  • Range:  150 to 200 meters
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Adjustable volume
  • Shockproof housing
  • All-weather construction
  • Rubberized rod rest to avoid scratches
  • Including transport case
  • Volume control stepless
  • Tone control stepless
  • Waterproof
  • Low Battery Signal (extra diode)

Our final conclusion

All in all, this is an inexpensive bite indicator set with a total of 3 indicators and a radio remote control. It does in any case what it should and has a good price/performance ratio. The battery consumption is great and the sensitivity regulation works as you would expect it to. For people who don’t want to spend a lot of money and for whom the workmanship is not so important, it’s absolutely sufficient.

Radio bite indicator fishing set

Note: It is possible that this item is currently not available. The following indicator bite indicators are an alternative.

With the AnzeigeFunk Bissanzeiger Angelset you have to say directly that it is at a price of just over 100 euros. We have nevertheless included it, because we are simply convinced of the quality. Above all carp anglers will have joy with this set. It has 4 bite indicators and a receiver, similar to the Croch Pro 4+1 bite indicator set. Additionally a softcase is included which is very high quality and has been kept typically minimalistic.

The materials were processed in a high quality way and also otherwise it makes a good first impression.  The set also has a sensitivity control with which adjustments for the water and the target fish can easily be made. This is located on the side of the bite indicator and can be adjusted separately with the “S” (sensitivity) button on each bite indicator.

Especially if you often go fishing at night, there is also a night light which can be activated by pressing and holding (also on the side of the bite indicator). This way you can always keep an eye on the fishing rods. Additionally a small loop is included so that the bite indicator cannot slip out of your hand so quickly.

In the Speed Line, 8 LED’s on the remote control show how strong the bite really is. So you can prepare yourself mentally for the drill and know what to expect. What we also find very good is that there is a warning light for weak batteries. So you can change them in time without having to worry about the power supply.

Product picture

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Short and sweet

All the features you should know before buying:

  • Brand: elbland
  • Colour: Black
  • Tone control
  • Softcase included
  • Sensitivity control
  • Volume control
  • Range: 100-120 m
  • With one input for swingers
  • Special 8 LED strip (run-fall bite discrimination)
  • Night light function
  • Low energy battery warning

Our final conclusion on the bite indicator set test

All in all we are very satisfied with the radio bite indicator fishing set. However, it has not become the winner of the comparison. This is mainly due to the high price and the lower range which is “only” 100 to 120 m. Nevertheless the bite indicator has all the important functions that make the carp angler’s heart beat faster. We can therefore definitely recommend this set.

Conclusion of the Bite Gauge Set Test

In our Bite Gauge Set Test the Croch Pro 4+1 Bite Gauge Set did best. It received the best overall score and was fully convincing in the various criteria for evaluation. We can therefore recommend this set in any case.

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