Anchoring your boat with the twin anchor technique has many advantages and I have been doing it this way for many years.
Twin anchors allow you to anchor sideways in the current thus maximizing your fishing area.
It keeps the boat steady and your baits in the right place, and reduces the effect of wind and tide on the boat.
When using one anchor, the boat tends to swing, influenced by wind and tide. This can cause your lines to cross and tangle.
Additionally, a steady boat allows you to stay tight to your bait ready for that once in a life time fish.
This technique is primarily for use in creeks and estuaries in water less than 10 to 12 metres. It is best suited to live baiting.
Twin anchors are also great when anchoring your boat on the beach.
It helps to avoid the boat washing up on the shore with wave action.
Plus you can pull yourself out backwards when the tide recedes and avoiding dredging with your motor. Or walking it out through box jellies and sting rays.
In this video I take you step by step exactly how to anchor in the right place to fish using this technique. We also demonstrate how to anchor your boat on the beach when going ashore.
Plus a quick tip on the angle of your rod holders and how I have my boat set up.
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