The Carp Spirit HD5 Bite Alarm and HDR5 Receiver Sets come under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: feature-packed bite alarms and receivers.

Specifications: six LED colours; micro-adjustable sensitivity; adjustable volume and tone; strong, weatherproof ABS construction; range-testing facility; power-saving Night Light; 20-second ‘afterglow’; power socket for illuminating hangers; low-battery warning; memory function; 100-150 m range; vibration function; code function (to ensure receiver doesn’t interfere with other users); non-slip rod supports on the alarm heads; extra-long stainless steel screw threads (to accommodate bobbins and snag ears); connection ring, table stand and clip for the receiver; powered by a 9 V battery (not supplied); alarms come with a Day Mode, Night Mode and Power On/Off switch; receiver has a Power On/Off and Vibration switch; protective covers included.

My verdict: I’ve been impressed with all of the Carp Spirit kit that I’ve seen so far, as it looks as if it has been designed by anglers. I particularly like the attention to detail and keen pricing.

This alarm and receiver set looks as if it has covered all bases, from functionality to practicality, giving multi-rod users plenty of options.

The dials on the alarm heads allow you to make plenty of adjustments, from controlling the volume to changing the colour of the LEDs. Despite all of the technology, they look pretty simple to set up and use too.

Prices: 4-alarm set £289.99; 3-alarm set £234.99; 2-alarm set £179.99.

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