The MAD Hi-T Bite Alarms 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.

THOROUGHLY tested in rain, snow and feezing weather, MAD Hi-T Bite Alarms, available through DAM, boast lots of useful features.

These roller wheel alarms come with snag ears, very handy with a lot of today’s methods, and the ears can be unscrewed if you don’t need them. The roller wheel can also be illuminated as a night light.

There are also different LEDs and sounds to differentiate between forward running takes and drop backs.

Volume, tone and sensitivity control is via three dial knobs on the front fascia, and the LEDs are where you want them, for good visibility. There’s also a red ‘spot’ finder LED on the back, should you be rowing back to your rods at night and need a ‘compass point’.

These alarms also come with a mute function, and a handy remote with matching LEDs with a range of at least 100 metres – more than ample.

The alarms are powered by easy-to-source 9v batteries, another ‘plus’, and the MAD team are reporting superb battery life.

This is a nice looking alarm set for under £200. You can also buy protective cases separately, which include slots in the back to house the snag ears safely when not in use.

Prices: 3+1 set £199.99; Protective cases £3.99.