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Magnet Fishing

 

Ultimate Guide To

Magnetic Fishing

Pick Your Location

When it comes to magnet fishing, you can cast your magnet and rope safety into most bodies of water. From a pier, bridge or boat on the open water, drop your magnet into the unknown and see what you discover.

Our Top Location Tips:

  • Try to pick a spot people use. You have more chance of finding something worthwhile.
  • Pick a location with a good water depth. Deep waters offer more mystery.
  • Locations with bridges create a great, safe cast-off spot.
  • Pick a location that is safe and not near fast flowing currents.
  • Watch out for local wildlife.

What To Find

Beneath the surface of the water lies the unknown and you could be on the verge of unearthing a hidden treasure. You’re certain to find old scrap metal and fish hooks but people in the past have discovered historic coins, firearms and WWII artefacts! What will you find? Other people use magnetic fishing to help retrieve tools that have fallen into the water. With a rope length of 10 metres, you stand a strong chance of retrieving your equipment.

Bikes & Bike Frames

Lost Treasure

Lost Fishing Hooks

Coins

Discover bike frames that have been left in the water. Bring them back to life or trade the material in for cash!

Like a pirate in search of treasure, find a hidden gem and hit the jackpot.

See how many fishing hooks you can discover and tally them up. Spare a thought for the fishermen and women out there.

Count your findings and make a little profit. Find old or foreign currencies and start a collection.

Equipment

You will not require a rod, various baits, a line or nets; magnet fishing only requires 3 simple tools. We do, however, recommend a thick pair of gloves for handling your findings.

Pot Magnet

Eyebolt

Rope

Pot magnets have a strong clamping force with a thin connection and allow you to attract to and hold large objects with a smaller magnet face.

Screw your eyebolt into the magnet and thread your rope through the hole and tie sufficiently. See below our knot recommendations.

Ensure you have a strong rope with a great breaking strength. Weaker ropes may snap when you are retracting the rope, magnet and ferrous material.

Fixings

How to tie your rope to the magnet when magnet fishing?
When tying your rope to the magnet, ensure the knot is strong and secure. Your magnet will attract to ferrous materials beneath the water and a secure line is pivotal for retrieving the magnet and your find. Here are some knots we recommend:

Double Davy

Taut-Line Hitch

Perfection Knot

A secure knot that can be tied quickly and easily. Works great with a thin rope.

A strong knot that gets tighter as you retract the rope from the water.

Often referred to as the Angler’s Loop, this knot creates a ring for your eyebolt.

Magnet Fishing Kits

At FIRST4MAGNETS ®, we have a range of magnetic fishing kits with varying strengths. For beginners, we have magnet fishing kits with a 24kg pull and for the experienced fisher, we have super strong magnets with an incredible 155kg pull. Please read all safety documents provided before handling the magnets.

48mm dia Neodymium Clamping Magnet with M8 Eyebolt 90kg Pull

These large, strong neodymium (N42) clamping magnets with eyebolt attachments provide an incredibly strong clamping force for their size and are ideal for hanging many different items. a 10 metre rope is included to assist with recovery and retrieval purposes.

125mm dia Ferrite Recovery Magnet with M14 Eyebolt 130kg Pull

Extremely strong, large ferrite pot magnet with heavy duty M14 eyebolt. Specially designed for recovering and retrieving large ferrous items, magnetism is concentrated on one face to provide the maximum holding force.

80mm dia Ferrite Recovery Magnet with M10 Eyebolt 60kg Pull

Strong, large ferrite pot magnet with heavy duty M10 eyebolt. Specially designed for recovering and retrieving large ferrous items, magnetism is concentrated on one face to provide the maximum holding force.

80mm dia Neodymium Recovery Magnet with M14 Eyebolt 155kg Pull

Extremely strong, large Neodymium recovery magnet with heavy duty M14 eyebolt and 10 metre length of rope, specially designed for recovering and retrieving large ferrous items from water.

63mm dia Neodymium Recovery Magnet with M10 Eyebolt 80kg Pull

Extremely strong, large Neodymium recovery magnet with heavy duty M10 eyebolt and 10 metre long rope, specially designed for recovering and retrieving large ferrous items from water.

40mm Neodymium Recovery Magnet with M5 Eyebolt 24kg Pull

Strong, large Neodymium recovery magnet with heavy duty M5 eyebolt and 10 metre rope. Specially designed for recovering and retrieving large ferrous items from water.

48mm dia Neodymium Clamping Magnet with M8 Eyebolt 95kg Pull

The magnet is accompanied by a 10 metre long polyester rope which can hold a hefty weight of 420kg. This combination of rope and magnet is used in recovery and retrieval, especially magnet fishing.

10 metres of 4mm dia Polyester Rope 420kg Breaking Strength

This strong, 10-metre-long polyester rope can hold up to 420kg. When tied to a magnet, it can be used in recovery and retrieval and provides you with an extended reach. Ideal for magnet fishing if you already have a magnet.