Among the numerous anchor designs, only a handful are really practical for fishing. The CQR or coastal quick release anchor is a popular choice for boats with bow rollers and windlasses. This style, also called a plow or delta anchor, sets as the point digs into the bottom. One-piece Bruce or claw anchors use a similar shape and action to dig. The lightweight Danforth style stows easily, is affordable depending on the construction and has good holding power when paired with chain. For specialized scenarios, grapnel or wreck anchors utilize hooking tines instead of flukes, so if the anchor gets hung on structure, the malleable tines can be straightened using the boat’s engines and then re-bent to shape. Hybrid navy anchors are yet another alternative for smaller boats. The flukes and shank of this style are heavy enough that adding chain to the rode is usually unnecessary.