Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester, MA
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Some anchors are more likely to hook something than others but the real cause is bad luck with where the anchor fell relative to stuff on the bottom. I have had all sorts of stuff come up on anchors with the most common being pot warp and old trawl cables. We even hooked an old mooring block once.
I would not blame this on the anchor as long as it is properly sized for the boat. If it is undersized, you may have dragged and hooked this other stuff while dragging but if it is properly sized, I suspect that it was never really set(there is no way to prove or disprove this really, it is just opinion). I happen to feel that the best all-around anchors on the market right now are the roll bar types.