Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Tuesday, 04 May 2010 12:59

What is an Anchor Trolley?

Written by
Rate this item
(12 votes)

Anchor trolleys allow you to move the anchor from the bow to the stern or vice versa. You may need to anchor from a certain point on the boat depending on the current.

anchor_trolly1-1

anchor_trolly2-1 

That's it! Its a whole lot easier to drop and retrieve your anchor (in deeper water) from the side of the kayak. However, that's usually not the ideal anchor point (think pivot point) on the kayak. In a river anchor situation, you'll be taking the full brunt force of the river to the side of the kayak. This could easily make your day very wet, or worse.

Ideally you want to have your anchor point at one end of the kayak or another. This makes the kayak much more hydrodynamic and allows you to use as little anchor weight and scope as you need/can get away with.

The Trolley System allows you to drop/retrieve from the side of the boat, while creating an anchorpoint at the bow/stern of the kayak.

Click here to learn more about anchor trolley rigging

Read 41436 times Last modified on Sunday, 12 May 2013 09:38
adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.

 

Comments  

 
# Rjlabrecque 2014-07-04 11:05
I am new to kayak fishing and the basic rigging of the anchor trolley has eluded me. Thanks for the primer! Got it! :D
 

Please login to post a comment.

Get the YakAngler Newsletter!

Keep tabs on all the latest from YakAngler.

Latest From The Forum

    • Spider1's Avatar
    • Reaching things behind you?
    • well, yeah. I thought you were talking about reaching behind you for gear, not reaching around for life saving equipment while fighting man eating...
    • 2 hours 54 minutes ago
    • 4X4Dad's Avatar
    • Kayak Fishing for River Monsters!
    • I'm curious , did you anchor off before battling big fish ? I'm debating on whether to use my kayak or not for monster catfishing . I'm talking...
    • 8 hours 12 minutes ago
    • krash's Avatar
    • Florida boat ramps locations
    • Over the years there have been other list posted and/or maintained by individuals, FloridaKayakSites.info, comes to mind maintained by "BugDoc" that...
    • 1 day 28 minutes ago
    • Spider1's Avatar
    • Ratchet Strap Storage
    • that's very cool. I use a similar way to store cam straps, I didn't know there was a way to do ratchet straps too. Just gotta say one thing, don't use...
    • 1 day 3 hours ago
    • cmonkey's Avatar
    • Completely done with Jackson
    • Well, I will add to the story. Got accessories from said dealer, but mail lady only wants to only give me one package, yet I can see the other is...
    • 1 day 4 hours ago

More Topics »