Originally Posted by Nick Hearne
Believe me I tried pulling from every angle and it was a little Bruce anchor so once hocked (probably under a cable!) I was stuffed! I nearly pulled the stern of the boat under. Small price to pay for a grate day out.
A lot of slack and a pull from the side *may* get the anchor to spin out from under a cable. Key there is a lot of slack, so you're not trying to lift the shank.
Then again, as I said, there are some sets that aren't going to come loose no matter what you do.
Glad the rest of the day went well.