Agree on the boat headlights…a bit silly when they (and you) lose all night vision, bad enough when car headlights get you. I’d seen the odd one a few months ago but have been barely been out lately. Certainly wasnt the norm, perhaps someones bad idea is catching on but not for me. So much for my winter jewies wayno… a bad run of busy weekdays, family, bad weather, setting up new boat…still got 1/2 carton of rumbos waiting to join me on cold nights.
For anchoring the pipe i personally prefer to sand anchor uptide, using gps to tie off whatever distance I’m fishing from the pipe, as i then like to run baits back with the tide. Ok when tide slowing but at mercy of crosswinds on still water and hard to fish directly over pipe.