You can definitely anchor in moving water. However, you will still have to be mindful of the water conditions. Take in to consideration the speed of the current/wind, the way you want to be positioned, and keep an eye out for floating debris, such as logs, that way you can prevent an accident. You always want to be wary of the type of anchor you use as well. I personally use a Grapnel Anchor
when I am in open water as it will dig into the bottom and hold you in place. If you are in open water and want to catch a slow drift and not be stationary, check out the YakGear Drift Anchor
. When fishing a river, I would use something along the lines of a Downrigger Ball
or a length of chain. Those will not keep you in place in faster currents but will act more like a drag to slow you down. The reason being, you do not want to get your anchor caught and stuck. If that happens, there is the potential to swamp or flip your kayak. When anchoring in any body of water, it is best to have some sort of knife attached to your life vest just in case you do get stuck and need to cut your anchor line. Check out the NRS Pilot
, or Neko
knives. Gerber also offers a knife called the Crossriver
As for anchoring systems, I use the Anchor Wizard
. It's a great way to manage your anchor line and not have it all over the place. The YakAttack SideWinder
is another option to manage anchor line. Either one of these systems can be used independently to deploy an anchor, but I highly recommend that you install an Anchor Trolley System
. These are simple to install and let you have the freedom to position yourself the way that you want to face on the water depending on the current/wind. I have one on each side of my kayak.
If you have any other questions, please let me know!
post edited by Admin - 2019/09/18 15:05:12