Thw Bruce-Style Claw Anchor is a 2.2lb (1kg) galvanized steel plow anchor that is the preferred anchor choice for kayak fishermen. The plow shaped design allows the anchor to dig easily into soft, such as muddy or silty, bottoms when deployed.
|Weight:||2.2 lb / 1 kg|
If you want to stay in one place, purchase a Bruce Claw anchor from AC&K, reason, it will Stick you exactly where you place the anchor! and yes, and if it's a 4.2lb Bruce claw, good luck trying to pull it out of a solid stick, aint' happening, Bruce claw is the finest design to stay put, period.
be careful using this anchor in moving water with large rocks on the bottom. Mine got wedged between rocks, it was very hard and a little dangerous to retrieve it
Very good for mud or sand bottom. Extremely reliable, light weight and easy to use. I think it is much superior to the folding anchors. Using chain links, as noted elsewhere is a good idea but not needed in shallow and slow moving water. I use the ties used in closing bags of bread to hold the anchor line/chain to the upper end of the anchor and firmly secure the line/chain to the lower end of the anchor. This will let you pull the anchor free if it become stuck somehow.
Slightly awkward to store on board due to shape but is very light weight and much more reliable than the folding Grapnel type anchors. Has worked well for me on local sandy /soft mud bottom in strong tidal currents without any added weight, but on different bottom (say a bit "harder" mud), or in deeper water, perhaps a length chain will be needed.