Anyone tried magnet fishing?

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

  1. "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off"
     
  2. It was already opened......and full of stinking sludge!

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  3. I think a few are..:gnome:
     
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  4. Well that's not suspicious at all.
     
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  5. Well I didn't do it!

    It's a hoot.....one hour turned into 2 as if by magic!
     
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  6. Just ordered one. I think the kids would enjoy it. What rope did you use, I've just ordered nylon rope...
     
  7. :eek::eek::eek:

    Not nylon :eek::eek:

    It`ll be too thin - especially when the weather improves .

    Straight hemp everytime - as recommended by the manufacturer ...

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  8. Got a link?

    This is what I thought.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270824773347
     
  9. I think I need to jump on this magnet fishing band wagon

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  10. Rope has co-efficient rating , breaking strain versus diameter - i use 20/50 ...

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  11. I went to go outdoors and bought 6mm rope....it's about 60p a metre and I bought 7.....I should have bought 10metres though!

    I also used some good gaffer tape around the knot (a re-roved figure of eight) and some threadlock on the eye bolt.
     
  12. I'm going to try another couple of locks tomorrow...my mate reckons there's a Raleigh bomber in one of em! :0)

    I'm getting the knack now....you have to 'bounce' it across the bottom. You sort of keep the tension on the rope, and you can feel when something jumps on. I found it easier to close my eyes and feel it, rather than watch the water surface....until I noticed the big things for tying boats off to, sticking up. I kept em open then, rather than end up in the oggin
     
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  13. Sounds like river fishing, with a barrel weight on the line, letting the weight roll across the bottom and feel when a fish takes the bait.

    You are having fun, that's what its all about, be safe and not fall in the water.

    ps. shame they had blown that safe, who knows it may have had money or valuables in it and got nicked then bashed open. We will never know and I wouldn't be taking it the local Police.
     
  14. A quick go at a different lock today with my son....we were meant to only be an hour, but that turned into 3! We only stopped when our fingers were numb :0)
    Two nice windlasses, half a bike rack and three massive lumps of steel.....I though there was a whole narrow boat down there in bits!

    It's soooo addictive! The worst bit is when you latch onto something, but can't quite get it.....it physically hurts me to leave it there!!
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  15. sounds like your loving it .
    how about some waterproof gloves over a pair of thin gloves..
     
  16. Yep, rubber gloves and some antibac wipes ....locks are pretty clean compared to the canal though, not as much stinking crud.
     
  17. ah a what rope thread....;)

    that is old rope ,I prefer 15/40...
     
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  18. Eve
    ryone knows it's straight SAE 30 rope for old magnets
     
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  19. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    What do you do with all the crap you pull out?
    Take it home?
    Leave it lying there?
    Throw it back?
     
  20. Eat it ??

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