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Kayak/Canoe anchors
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:40:55 PM »
I am looking through the classifieds for a dumbbell to use as an anchor and was wondering what people find sufficient (lbs or kg) - im fishing around south east QLD so nothing too swift.

If anyone has alternatives to the dumbbell I am all ears. I have a grapnel anchor but it is a cumbersome thing to have dangling over the side or on the floor between drops.

Has anyone made or found a clip which can be looped over an overhanging branch etc to hold you in place next to a snag?

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 06:29:44 PM »
I just use a Sorry, only registered users can see this content. Please Login or Register.

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 08:33:56 PM »
Cheers Gary.

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 12:39:56 AM »

Has anyone made or found a clip which can be looped over an overhanging branch etc to hold you in place next to a snag?



a D clip similar to what a rock climber uses
or I use a clip the same as the long liners use to attach their droppers to the mainline, just loop the rope over a branch and clip onto itself

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 07:29:06 AM »
I remember those clips - we used to use them on the commercial boat years ago. May even be able to dig one up.

thanks guys.

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 07:51:43 PM »
I usually just use a couple of house bricks I've had the same ones for a while now and they work good always make sure I wash them if iam going in between waterways.

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 09:25:18 PM »
I use these, they work well

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Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 07:15:07 AM »
The $2 black spring clamps from crazy clark's are the go. A short length of bungy cord to reduce shock, then some rope to a carabiner clip works a treat.

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 05:17:44 PM »
Hey Sooty did you get those clips online or in a retail store?

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Re: Kayak/Canoe anchors
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 07:57:37 PM »
I got mine from a retail outlet in Central QLD, they are available here or just Google them available at a few outlets
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