Sunday, 2 March 2014

Anchoring a Kayak at Sea

When I first started thinking about fishing at anchor, apart from how to set up an anchor system, I had other questions such as, how much line I should let out, how the wind affects the position of the kayak, and how do I retrieve the anchor. Below is a video I have created that hopefully, contributes in some way to answering those questions based on my own experiences in the areas I fish.  See Kayak Fishing Set Up Video for how to set up an anchor system.


4 comments:

  1. Hi rob,
    Is the line on the divers reel strong enough to hold the kayak in a strong tide??
    Also, do you dump the whole divers reel overboard when anchoring??

    Great videos.
    Mick Booth.

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    1. Hi Mick.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Yes, the line is strong enough. The breaking strains of the 2mm line are usually between 80kg and 100kg. Many kayak anglers use the SMB reels and anchor in the Bristol channel which, is one of the strongest tides in the UK. The SMB reel is dumped overboard and sits just below the buoy.
      Hope this helps.
      Rob

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  2. Thanks Rob.
    Ordered a SMB reel, 1.5kg anchor, some paracord for the trolley. Got two s/s pulleys so will rig up an anchor system using your blueprints.
    Where did you get your drogue from?
    Thanks,
    Mick.

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    1. Hi Mick.
      The drogue was purchased from Kayak UK at a cost of £30 and here is the link: http://kayakuk.com/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=31
      Hope the fitting goes well.
      Rob

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