Anyone tried magnet fishing?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stedlocks, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. im a bit excited!
    I'm awaiting the arrival of a 90kg pull neodymium magnet with the aim of tying some rope to the loop and throwing it into various bodies of oggin!
    Hopefully, as well as the expected rusty tat, there may some treasure! YouTube shows some great finds......
     
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  2. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    I used to love it as a child.

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    I think using a 90 kg magnet is unfair and not at all sporting.
     
  3. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Me too
     
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  4. I'm looking for hammerhead sharks though
     
  5. Let us know what you find
     
  6. Are you aiming for a shopping trolley?
     
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  7. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Probably wise to get British edition of this indispensable publication. :rolleyes:

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  8. that looks like a tesco mk2 ,circa 1982-1987 ,can tell because no pound thing on the handlebars...

    I might buy that book...:hattip:
     
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  9. It's not, it's a 200 litre Spanish built Marsanz.
     
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  10. Where have you bought your magnet from?
     
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  11. A magnet shop is my guess :D
     
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  12. Is this it?
     
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  13. I wonder how much stuff he found had been involved with crime.
     
  14. Not quite the same as cabbing a Deltic though.
     
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  15. Ha! It's here! It's tiny, but proper strong! I opened it and thought it looks a bit Mickey Mouse, but when it's clamped on, it's very hard to shift! I've got to get some sort of thin nylon rope now! I got it from eBay.... It was £16 including post

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  16. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Your phone and credit cards will be ruined :)
     
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  17. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Definitely don't put it on the side of your electricity meter.
     
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  18. When I was a kid I was into it for a bit.
    I had a massive magnet and dangled it in the canal!
     
  19. I had one of those!
     
  20. in the good old days we had proper iron magnets that weren't too strong, but they only picked up iron objects.

    that 'small' one you bought looks about right compared with some of the mega size ones on YouTube. Looking at the YouTube clips, you are going to need a decent strong rope on it. And a separate hook on a pole to drag out the trolleys and bikes.

    magnet fishing looks ok but I like fishing for fish best. I'm a bit too old now to be seen chucking a magnet in a river.
     

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