As far as anchors go, Cooper Nylon Anchors are light weight (1kg), durable and highly suitable for Kayaks & Canoes. Available as just the anchor (pictured above), or rigged with cord, float and snap clip (see below).
Alternatively they can be rigged with chain, and guidelines for doing that are described below:
The holding power of any anchor is directly related to how deeply it sets and holds the sea bed. Most anchors on the market today are restricted by design to ploughing along near the surface of the sea bed and rarely, if ever disappear completely below the sea bed. Cooper Anchors very simple design with its weighted tip and straight streamline shank are designed to completely disappear below the sea bed and stay there even through wind and tide changes. The small area between the shank and the tip, allow Cooper Anchors to change direction with less effort, especially during anchor retrieval. As the boat is pulled forward, over and above the anchor, the anchor rotates with the vertical pull and is easily retrieved.
Rigging your Cooper Nylon Anchor when fishing over reef:
Shackle or tie your rope or chain through hole B and use a small cable tie through the main hole A. If the anchor becomes stuck, as you pull it up and apply enough pressure, the cable tie will break and the anchor will release backwards without damaging the reef or the anchor. This method should only be used in reef. If fishing over sandy flats it is usually better to connect the anchor line to the hole at point A