Magnet Fishing
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Magnet Fishing
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Magnet fishing, also called magnetic fishing, is searching in outdoor waters for Ferromagnetic objects available to pull with a strong neodymium magnet.[1]

The hobby is a combination of environmentalism and treasure hunting. The magnets used are strong enough to remove large debris such as discarded bicycles and car tire rims from bodies of water, but many who engage in the hobby are hoping to find rare and valuable items as well.

Magnet retrieval tools are specially designed to retrieve items that are lost at the bottom of bodies of water.[2]

People who engage in the hobby may be referred to as "magnetfishers," "magneteers," "MF'ers" or "neodemons," (a play on neodymium). With the hobby still in its infancy none of the names has taken root yet.[3]

There have been no major reports of neodemons failing to observe landowners, local authority regulations concerning outdoor waters, or seeking permissions where appropriate.[4]

Amateur magnetfishers in Belgium helped the police by recovering new evidence, specifically firearms and ammunition, related to the crimes of the Brabant killers.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Magnet Fishing". K&J Magnetics. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "How to Go Fishing With Magnets". Apex Magnets. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "We're called "magnateers?"" (HTML). Reddit. reddit inc. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ "Is Magnet Fishing Illegal?". Magnet-Fishing. 
  5. ^ "'Magneetvissers' bezorgen dozen met munitie en wapens aan speurders Bende van Nijvel" (HTML). De Standaard (in Dutch). Antwerp, Belgium: Raad voor de journalistiek. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 2017. 

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