Delkim Bite Alarms
Formed in the late 1970’s, carp anglers Del Romang and Kim Donaldson
united their names to form the legendary company Delkim. At the
time of forming the company bite alarms were very much in their
infancy, whilst the ones that were available simply were not suitable
for the rigours of carp fishing. First to hit the bite alarm scene
were the ‘Heron’ antenna alarm, invented by the famous Dick Walker
in the 1950’s, this was virtually the only alarm available at the
time and was considered to be ‘state of the art’ regardless of its
various shortcomings. Del made some early DIY attempts at marrying
electronics into the Heron, attempts that didn’t go unnoticed by
anglers at the famous carp water, Darenth in Kent, even in the 1970’s.
Using electronic circuitry, LED’s and what were known as ‘GPO’ speakers
the Delkim Heron was born and made commercially available by anglers
sending their own ‘Herons’ to Delkim for the conversion to take
place. It was this conversion service that established Delkim in
the bite alarm industry.
From this then came the revolutionary ‘Optonic’ bite alarm which
again had flaws that Delkim again stepped in to overcome these problems.
The resulting alarm was the infamous Delkim ‘Optonic’ conversion
which has groundbreaking features such as magnetic rotaion sensing
super low current drain and the all important reliability factor.
This now set the standard to which all other electronic bite alarms
where judged and firmly cemented the reputation and name of Delkim
in the history books.