Most of the time, the sport of kayaking is geared towards moving forward, whether that be touring, sea or racing or simply having fun. But there are times where you will need to stay in a place for a while maybe you’re fishing, enjoying the view, catching up with your group, or just simply need a rest. That’s where the kayak anchor comes in! we have reviewed the best kayak anchors on the market.

The characteristics of a good kayak anchor is one that will obviously keep you in place securely on a variety of underwater terrains, and won’t take up too much room in your kayak. Selecting the right kayak anchor depends on a number a certain set of factors, such as the size and weight of your kayak.

To make it as easy as possible to pick out the perfect kayak anchor for you, we’ve put together a guide given reviews of some of the best anchors out and explained how to use them the right way.

Best Marine & Outdoors Kayak Anchor

BEST Marine and Outdoors is a kayak anchor in it’s own class and has won our editor’s choice for a number of reasons. It a galvanized anchor is resistant to rust, the anchor line is a full 40 feet long (longer rope allows for better horizontal drag and a stronger hold)  Also includes a nylon storage bag, a buoy ball and a stainless steel carabiner.

 Unlike mushroom anchors, this anchor is only 12 inches by 3 inches when closed. It weighs a measly 3.5 pounds, takes up little to no space and can easily be stored in your kayaks.

The  clever folding anchor designed is exceptionally useful for kayak fisherman. Its compact size is easy to store, which is ideal as it keeps out the way of your other kayak fishing gear. It also has a  “fluke” grapple design which is ideal for sandy, weedy or rocky bottoms.

How to use the anchor (The right way to use it)

You simply slide the grappling anchor collar in a upwards direction, fold open the 4 flukes, slide the collar back down, and lock into position.

it is also worth noting you should use the anchor rope as much possible to create better horizontal drag on the bottom surface of ponds, rivers, lakes or oceans.

Pros

1 year no questions asked risk free warranty

This anchor will last longer with its rust resistant design 

FREE nylon storage bag, a buoy ball and a stainless steel carabiner

Cons

Doesn’t come with a chain

 

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OceanMotion Kayak Anchor Kit

The Ocean motion Kayak anchor is a four-fluke anchor uses a sliding collar and large scooped flukes to dig in. Knowing that you’ll need plenty of line for these types of anchors to be effective, it comes with a 40ft rope with a reflective tracer for enhanced safety in the early morning or late evening.

This kayak anchor is extremely durable it uses ultra-strong braided nylon rope just the like the best marine anchor which is more UV resistant than typical polypropylene rope. it also has the rust-resistant anchor is galvanized iron with a stainless-steel clasp.

The kayak has easy storage for convenience as it comes complete with a padded nylon cinch-top bag. When the anchor is not in use, simply slip it into the protective sack & store.

How to use the anchor (The right way to use it)

This anchor is used pretty much the same as the best marine anchor but this one has a float so if you are fighting a fish and  need to release the anchor quickly you can and then go back and easily retrieve the anchor.

Pros

2 year no questions asked risk free warranty Customer Reviews Button

This anchor will last longer with its rust resistant design 

FREE nylon storage bag, a buoy ball and a stainless steel carabiner

Cons

The ring that holds the hooks out has lots of slop and they can move like 30 to 40 degrees when locked

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Seattle Sports makes this robust anchor that weighs in at just 1.5 pounds (3.25 pound is also available). It’s an expanding fluke anchor with a sliding collar that locks the tines into place when open.

We love the fact that they include FREE two carabiners, a ring, and a storage bag with the anchor. 

The kayak anchor kit also comes with 50 ft of polypropylene braided rope ready to go. The high visibility yellow rope is a lot more better than twisted nylon.

The braided rope is softer, more flexible, and will last much longer than thr cheaper twisted nylon rope.

When it comes down to it, this anchor is best for those looking for better rope quality and length with no hassle.

How to use the anchor (The right way to use it)

It’s easy, the instructions are included with the anchor, basically there are two lines one goes direct to the anchor and the other is essentially a loop that attaches to the handles on the  stern.

The line to the anchor goes through a ring on the loop along the side of the kayak. You move that line so that the anchor line (rhode) which can then be positioned at the bow, or moved to mid-ship when you wish to retrieve it.

Pros

Plenty of rigging line to tie the anchor to from both sides of your kayakCustomer Reviews Button

Two FREE carabiners, a ring, and a storage bag with the anchor

Cons

Its a little too light for some fast moving currents