Fishing with Maganets.....

@tiggyann (614)
United States
January 29, 2007 8:42am CST
Have you ever thought of going fishing with a maganet? You can find many metal treasures with a large magnet and a rope. This will not find precious metals but is great for the relic hunter. Great places to try this is under bridges. people throw things over sides of bridges. People has found civil war guns as well as modern day guns, probally involved in some crime. Other things have been found too. I wouldn't sugest keeping any of the modern day guns, they maybe linked to seriuos crimes, but you will never know what is on the bottom of that lake of river. It's worth a try and a cheap way to metal detect! :)
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@Asylum (48027)
• Manchester, England
5 Feb 07
When I first saw the title I thought "Fishing with magnets?, is this person serious?". Of course after reading the discussion I realise that you are not trying to catch metal fish. Treasure hunting as a hobby has grown steadily over the years, and this is good advice for anyone involved in it. Bridges were always popular places for people to throw coins as a token of luck when crossing, which makes the area a good hunting site. Modern coins are non magnetic alloy, but most older coinage was copper or tin, which would be very worthwhile finds.
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• India
5 Feb 07
well i've never gone for fishing bt i've seen this method in movies.bt not with magnet bt they get something else in net except fish..bt urs is a gud idea.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
30 Jan 07
Well if we are going to use a magnet for treasure hunt , the magnet magnetic force will be very strong which means it will cause a bomb yea ... So i don't think it will be a good way to find treasure in the sea
@rlshaw (872)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Very interesting. I have never thought about that before. I makes sense.. It would be neat to see the kind of things you would fine.. I will have to try it... Happy fishing :)
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
you will never know what you could find unless you try! :) krissy
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
30 Jan 07
I thought about it, but never bought a maganet yet. It might be an interesting activity and im living near the sea. The problem is that i think maganet its a bit expensive and, in the other hand im not sure about which one i should buy. Any tips?
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
you can find they at www.kellycodetectors.com krissy
@kpbhuvana (392)
• India
30 Jan 07
That cool one. I would definitly give it a try. I have been waiting for long hours to catch hold of fishes, at times i wud even get frustrated of not being able to catch a single fish. This sounds great , will definitly give it a try.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
let us know if you find anything! :) krissy
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I guess you'd need a pretty strong magnet to be able to pull it up from the river floor through the current, but I guess you're rght. It would be kind of interesting, too see the things that people have thrown over bridges. I guess most of them have very long, startling, sad or interesting stories attached to them...
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
yes, everything you find tells a story, listen to it, let it speak to your heart! :) krissy
@cowboys33 (421)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
i dont particully like fishing because it is really boring just sitting down with a line in the water. and fishes deserve better then getting eaten. they dont eat us so y do we eat them.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
well it is very time consuming, but relaxful Some fish would eat us like the parranah..so not all fish are nice. krissy
@istanto (8562)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
Wow I never hear this before, sound Interesting and fun to try it out he he hope I got rare item. :D
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
let us know where you do find a rare item! :) I will want to see! :) krissy
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I just wanted to add, my girlfriend's brother uses metal detectors and one of the nephews got a starter detector this christmas. I am interested in that type of metal detecting as well. You would not be able to do both at once since the strong magnet would distort the detector.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
no....the magnet would not work well with the detector...that is great about the detector. You should give it a try one day! :) krissy
• Canada
30 Jan 07
Next time I go fishing, I will also go fishing. Sounds like a good Idea. I am involved in a local environmental group as well as the green party and we would conduct riverside clean ups around our area. We pulled old beds, old fridges, old bikes, old tires and old shopping carts out of the river. You would not believe some of the stuff we found. We have ice forming on the river now so your idea is going to have to wait.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
now, well this will also help you along with the cleanup as well! :) krissy
@edorajh (68)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
30 Jan 07
This is great idea. I think almost everybody love some kind of treasure hunting. And this is certainly some kind of treasure hunt. I was thinking to purchase myself metal detector and to make nice family adventures. But your technique with magnets can work as well.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
let me clairify something. This is not going to find gold or other semi-precious metals. This is strickly for relic hunting. Now I'm not saying you will never find a these semi-precious metals, it's possible you still can. I have heard stories from my metal detecting buddy jeff that he once found a 14k gold ring, attached to a hook and fishing line and why they were fishing with it is a mystery to me, unless they were using it as the sinker, but would be an expensive sinker if you lost it. but people do weird things I guess and with the magnet, it would grab the fishing hook and in the process you could snag the ring as well. krissy
@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
No I have never thought about going fishing with magnets. I understand what you are saying here and it would be very good to find relic from all the old boats, etc that have travelled along their paths thanks very much for your discussion on this topic.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
yes, all kinds of things laying on the bottom of lakes you never know what you could find! krissy
• United States
29 Jan 07
your right but I cannot swim and it would be my luck if I went out in a boat it would spring a leak LOL
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Awe....well there are lifejackets to keep you afloat in case something was to happen. The life jacket would save you! krissy
• India
29 Jan 07
This is the best Idea. Will try.
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
let us know if you find anything..I wanna see! :) krissy
• United States
29 Jan 07
What an interesting idea, must pass it on to the grandkids. Thanks
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
the kids would love it. :) krissy
• United States
29 Jan 07
This sounds like an "attractive" idea. I hope this discussion doesn't get too "polarized".
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
thanks...me too! :) krissy
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
What an interesting idea! I live in very close proximity to a large lake and two rivers. I'm going to actually give this a try in the warmer months. I'm in Canada so much is frozen over now. The most interesting thing I've ever found was a War of 1812 musket ball, that got me to thinking of trying metal detecting as a hobby because I was thrilled when I found it and had it positively identified by museum workers. Cheers!
@tiggyann (614)
• United States
30 Jan 07
that is so awesome! congrats! :) it's a very fun hobby...everytime the detector goes off, it gets you excited, cause you don't know what you will dig up. krissy
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Feb 07
that sounds really interesting. I have never thought about this untill reading it
@overtaker (207)
• India
13 Feb 07
woow! man that sounds really exciting let me try it once........