If you fish anywhere other than fast moving or deep water, an anchor trolley will make it easier to position your kayak where you want it.
- Makes it easier to use an anchor
- Positioning your kayak
- Can also be a tether
- Do not use in fast moving water
- May not be necessary for shorter kayaks
- Be prepared to drill holes in your kayak
Why Buy an Anchor Trolley?
If you are new to kayak fishing, one of your first modifications (mods) should be a kayak anchor trolley.
The anchor trolley is designed to give you more control over the anchoring process and put you in better position to catch more fish.
The basic anchor trolley is made up of low stretch rope, two pulley blocks and a ring. Some people use bungee to give it a little stretch and hooks to attach the rope to the ring make it easy to detach and use the rope to tie off to a tree, dock, etc.
It is not difficult to install an anchor trolley but you will have to drill 2 to 4 holes in your kayaks. The pulleys should be about 1’ from each end and attached using plastic tri-grip rivets. Rivets make the job easy. Drill a 3/16” hole, put the rivet through the pad-eye or pulley block then use a rivet gun to ‘Pop’ the rivet. A rubber waster and some Goop will keep out any water.
How to use an Anchor Trolley
To use your anchor trolley, attach your anchor rope to the trolley ring using a carabiner. Do not run your anchor rope through the ring. Use the trolley to position the point at which the anchor connects to your kayak toward the front or back depending upon the wind, current and where you want to cast.
It takes a little practice to figure it out but it won’t be long to master.
Recommended Anchor Trolley
The YakAttack Leverlock anchor trolley is easy to install and the locking mechanism keep everything where it should be.
Anchor Trolley Videos
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Kayak Anchor Trolley Kits & Parts for Sale...
We assembled some Anchor Trolley kits and parts that are available online to help you comparison shop. If you are not comfortable installing your own anchor trolley, visit your local kayak shop and they will help.