occy - it's a 1.5kg anchor rigged onto 15 metres of rope (which I've just upgraded to better quality sailing rope as the cheap nylon line I was using was trashed after half a dozen outings).
I've attached a belay/abseiling device which is attached to the rear grab handle and the anchor line runs through it . The hole on the belay device is big enough to pull the shaft of the anchor through so that it sits up out of the water when travelling between spots. The line runs up to my right shoulder level through a deck mounted loop and then through a camcleat which locks the rope off.
This is definitely the best anchor setup I've found so far. Although I did get the anchor snagged on something a last week and had trouble getting it up off the bottom. Thanks for whoever posted the 'tip' about attaching the anchor lije to the top of the anchor and using a cable tie to secure the line to the base - this hopefully will prevent me losing the anchor or having to cut the line in future.
Greg d - I mainly fish inside (estuaries) but with the occasional offshore foray - targeting mainly kings, tailor, flathead and snapper
Reading the Mona Vale reports thismorning - I may have to strengthen up my rod holders as currently the'yre only screwed through the hull and siliconed. Will have to get these bolted down quick smart..
occy, yes this works well. I've anchored in quite strong currents and the anchor hasn't pulled. It's definitely only 1.5kg - although I agree it does look bigger in the pic - kind of like holding a fish WAY out in front of you while someone takes your picture always makes the fish look huge.
i tried having the anchor off the front of the yak but find that having it at the back always gets me fishing in the right direction. Whan anchoring I normally fish drop offs at the change of tide so I put the anchor on the shallow section and position my yak so that I'm right over the drop off and fishing forwards with my lines running out into the deeper water.
When fishing deeper holes and not in current the yak does swing around a bit but i guess that can't be avoided.
I just caught that one Occy....I have been noticing I'm preferring a bit more plankton and krill on me morning toast these days. But oh the noises I make when I'm on the job in the bedroom, oh the noises !