Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard is the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Here's his lowdown on the Svendsen Sport Prologic SNZ Bite Alarms …

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THESE SNZ Bite Alarms from Prologic look well thought out.

With sensitivity and volume settings on the front fascia, above the smart metal gauze speaker cover. On the side there’s tone adjustment, with a night light setting opposite.

The night-light can be set on ‘auto’ to come on as daylight fades away – using a sensor in the alarm head, off, or manual.

Registering ‘forward’ and drop-back bites, the heads are powered by a standard 9V battery, with a silent mode option and a low battery alert.

The Receiver included in the 3+1 or 4+1 alarm sets has a 150 m range with a silent and vibration function, forward takes and drop-backs. Plus a night light, which can double as a bivvy light. And both products are totally waterproof.

The kits include a string and carabiner for the receiver, you’ll also find protective covers for the heads, and a ‘white’ protective cover for the receiver so it’s easier to find if you put it down.

As well as being available in sets for three or four rods the alarms and receiver are also available separately.

Price: 4+1 Kit – £249.99. 3+1 Kit £209.99.