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Magnetic pull to new form of fishing

Magnetic pull to new form of fishing

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Jun 17, 2024

MAGNET fishing is becoming an increasingly popular mode of recreation for the average Australian, but many people don’t even know that it exists or what it consists of.

The concept of magnet fishing is using strong magnets on the end of a rope to fish out various bits of treasure from waterways.

People have fished up old coins, fishing lures, firearms, metal pipes, tools, etcetera, and some higher strength magnets have discovered shopping trolleys, bikes, scooters, and other larger objects.

Magnet fishing is legal in Australia, on the grounds that it is beneficial to the community because it cleans up waterways, removing junk from lakes, rivers, the ocean, dams, etcetera.

However, if setting out to magnet fish, it is worth checking local laws and regulations to confirm they allow magnet fishing, and seeking permission for fishing on private property, in conservation parks, or sanctuary zones. Be respectful of the area.

Anyone can participate in the recreational activity, so long as they have a magnet, rope, and something to store what they find in.

Beginner magnet fishing kits can be purchased for less than $150 online, with higher strength magnets becoming more expensive.

It is also advised to wear protective clothing, such as long pants and gloves, given that items pulled out of the water may be sharp or rusted or potentially dangerous in other forms.

The process of magnet fishing involves throwing the magnet as far out into the body of water as possible, using the rope to move it around until…

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