Australian Innovation

The Catch‘n’Release Anchor Retrieval Device provides the safest and most sustainable way to retrieve your anchor. Specifically designed for recreational vessels, the device is easy to attach and in just seconds the anchor is pulled up the same way it went down. The device is designed to be used every time you head out on the boat and serves to protect precious marine habitats by minimising damage while promoting a safer boating experience.

The device is proudly Australian designed and owned and the Tropical Innovation Award winning product has never met an anchor it couldn’t dislodge.

Device remains on the anchor at all times
Sleeve is kept on the boat
Sleeve disengages pins to release coupling
Retrieval point of anchor becomes the bottom

“If you own a boat, then you should also own one of these”
– Robert, Scuba World Mooloolaba Manager




Anchor in as you normally would, keeping the sleeve up in the boat.

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Drop the sleeve down the rope / chain. The sleeve compresses the pins and release the coupling.

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By changing the retrieval point of the anchor, it is enabled to come back up the way it went down.

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Changing the way we anchor

The Catch’n’Release Anchor Retrieval Device has revolutionised the anchor retrieval process. Husbands, wives, children and mates who are called upon to step up to Anchor retrieval duty can relax – it is now simply a matter of pulling the anchor back up to the boat the same way it went down.

The Catch’n’Release Anchor Retrieval Device is proudly 100% Australian designed and owned by passionate and environmentally responsible Cairns locals. It has been tried and tested on the Australian waters for close to 20 years and is designed to minimise damage to our precious reef systems. It is the perfect solution for those conscious of anchor damage to our reef, frustrated skippers tired of either waiting for their crew to bring in the Anchor or having to replace lost anchors and chains and of course, the ever-obliging crew member who has to bring the anchor up.

  • Easily Retrieve Anchor

  • Minimise Reef Damage

  • Reduce Vessel Damage

  • Minimise Ocean Pollution

  • More Time Spent Fishing

The Catch‘n’Release Anchor Retrieval Device is an anchoring solution patented, designed and owned by Cairns Innovator Peter Powell. Together with his Wife Margaret, Peter has been refining the Award Winning Catch‘n’Release Anchor Retrieval Device for over 15 years.

What They’re Saying

“You'd have to surgically remove me from this device for me to part with it, I love it.”


“It works really well!

I use it in deep water and it has already saved me an anchor in the short time that I've had it.”


“"It’s a terrific idea. Every boat should have something like this. I love the fact that I don’t have to worry about losing my anchor."”

Brenton, G

“Some things sound too good to be true. But not in this case...

Even the deckies are happy.”

Simon (Weipa)

“It is a marvelous piece of equipment.”


“"It has never failed and I have never lost an anchor with it, money well spent. It is so easy to use, works every time and I love showing others that have not seen one."”

Roger, H

“"It has needed to be used a few times on our boat on trips, saving us time and frustration. And it worked just as easy as the demonstration at the boat show which was a huge relief the first time! It doesn't take up any extra space and it's always ready to go."”

Daniel, A

“"Saved me 2 stuck anchors!"”

Michael, J

“"It has been excellent and has taken the chore away from anchoring. Every boatie should have one."”

Kemwat Supplies, Townsville

“It was so easy and worked perfectly! I tell all my friends and can't wait to use it on my big fishing trip in April.”


“"It is an aussie invention that is easy to use and safer for the reefs and sea floor."”

Rob, T

“"It is a clever piece of gear that is well made and designed. Probably one of the best innovations in anchor retrieval that anyone has come up with in the last 100 years."”

Nigel, I

“It was easy to fit and workman ship is impressive. I like the simplistic design now with the new modifications fits my anchor run way."”

Dave, H