Magnet fishing is a cool hobby in the sense that you never know what you will find next. The only clue you have is that the item will be a ferrous metal! Apart from that you have no idea what your next magnet fishing finds will be. In this blog post we will have a look through some of the stuff you can expect to find in our river, canals and lakes. Here at Magnet Fishing Pro we love to see your best finds. If you have any to share please drop a message in the comments section or by the contact form.
Magnet fishing finds, what can you expect?
I just though it would be a good idea to put a list of expected magnet fishing finds together. This way if you are new to the hobby you can see what your getting yourself into. The first list will have much more common items and the second list will have some rarer items.
Common magnet fishing finds.
These are the items you can expect to find on your typical run of the mill day.
- Nuts, bolts and screws.
- Cutlery. (Non stainless steel)
- Modern iron core coins.
- Lots of random scraps of iron from angle to pipes.
- Barber wire seems quite common.
- Fishing hooks and lures.
- Old tools are often found.
There are plenty more common finds that you will come across as this list is not exhaustive.
The best magnet fishing finds.
This next list features some of the Holy Grail of magnet fishing finds. These are the finds anyone who takes part in magnetic fishing loves to find!
- Large knives such as Rambo/hunting knives.
- Old guns and weapons.
- Bombs and grenades ( be very careful!).
- Bicycles and mopeds sometimes come out the water.
- Cash boxes and safes are one of the best finds. Especially when stuffed with money or jewellery!
- WW2 items such as dog tags and weapons.
Again there are many more cool bits and pieces that you can find. You will be shocked at the amount of metal items that have been lost or disposed of in our waterways. Many of the finds can be rubbish but there are so many benefits of this hobby. We help to clear our rivers, canals and lakes whilst also getting excited about what the next find is going to be.
Some real life magnet fishing finds.
What better way to end this blog post than by showing some great videos of magnet fishing finds from YouTube. Hopefully they will spur you on to get yourself out and enjoy this fascinating hobby.
This first video shows some incredible magnet fishing finds made by DrasticG. Graham is arguably one the biggest magnet fishing YouTubers and its no surprise with the amazing finds he regularly makes. The below video features his top 10 magnet fishing finds and includes, guns, safes and knives! Please subscribe to his YouTube channel to keep up to date with the videos. I guarantee you will love this video and want to go out magnet fishing ASAP.
This next video is by WW2 Wendal, again another big magnet fishing YouTube channel. These guys do a lot of magnet fishing on old army bases and their finds are often incredible. They range from safes to old weapons and everything else in between. Enjoy the video!
Ok time for one last video to get you going! Brummies Outdoors focus there Magnet Fishing videos around the canals near Birmingham. In this video they pull up one of the biggest finds I have ever seen when magnet fishing. But what is the mystery find? Enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and it has spurred you on to get started in this hobby. If you are new to magnet fishing I highly recommend having a read of our beginners magnet fishing guide. It will give you a great head start in this brutally fun hobby.
My name is Andy Baines and I have been a prominent figure in the treasure hunting world for coming up to a decade on various platforms such as YouTube and blogger. On Magnet Fishing Pro I like to share my wealth of knowledge and experience in the form of guides and blog posts to help you progress in the hobbies of magnet fishing and metal detecting. You can read more about my treasure hunting journey in my About Me page
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