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Re: Magnet fishing [Re: Dilly] #1045010
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Magnet fishing father and son are left stunned after discovering a Tommy gun, US civil war pistol and an 1800s musket at the bottom of a lake

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4854978/Magnet-fishing-father-son-hail-12-guns.html

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Originally Posted by Gibbo
Magnet fishing father and son are left stunned after discovering a Tommy gun, US civil war pistol and an 1800s musket at the bottom of a lake

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4854978/Magnet-fishing-father-son-hail-12-guns.html


Wow ! What an amazing haul.

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Can be used to get gold flecks. which get trapped amongst iron rich deposits on river beds. chappie on youtube doing it but lot of work for small return.

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I've magnet fished several times around the canals of Chester and Ellesmere Port, not pulled anything major but did get an old railway shunters pole with metal hook from underneath disused railway bridge! Strangely relaxing too!

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I was talking to my daughter's partner about this today. He'd never heard of it (but being a man from Kent, it's hardly surprising !).

Anyway, he was quite taken with the idea and thought as the Royal Military Canal is nearby (built as a defence in the Napoleonic war) ,it would be a good place to start. There are also dykes that the smugglers from Rye and Romney marsh used to use.

Sounds quite exciting, if he ever gets around to doing it.


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Re: Magnet fishing [Re: Dilly] #1045232
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Originally Posted by Dilly
I was in Central park yesterday and saw a bloke doing this. Just a large magnet on a rope.He told me it was quite a big craze and to look it up on YouTube which I did. Some great video footage of alsorts being dragged from canals and other waters. Some even of safes being hauled in. The magnets a very strong but don't come cheap. Anyone on here tried it ?
the only thing putting me off doing this in central park is how many used needles are in there :run: :shock:



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I was in Central park yesterday and saw a bloke doing this. Just a large magnet on a rope.He told me it was quite a big craze and to look it up on YouTube which I did. Some great video footage of alsorts being dragged from canals and other waters. Some even of safes being hauled in. The magnets a very strong but don't come cheap. Anyone on here tried it ?
the only thing putting me off doing this in central park is how many used needles are in there :run: :shock:

I doubt they are magnetic:)

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One of my better hobby, first thing I found was a scaffolding pipe,, the next a leather bag with a gold ring and a rosary the Cross stuck to the magnet I even found the owner a teacher working in a local school,

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I bet that was exciting finding them Tom and nice that you were able to reunite them with owner. Good on you….
If you still do it and find anything interesting do put a photo up here, I love seeing things found either by metal detector and indeed magnet fishing.

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Have found a few things two gold rings tied with a safety pin, over a dozen "guns" turned out to be fuze lighters before UXBs , engagement ring, , bikes to many to count,
Now I use a magnet, I loose more magnets , found a clip of 303 ammo in the canal, lots of coins (old) in a well all donated to the folks who asked me,

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Oh Wow! You seem to be doing well with the old Magnet fishing. I love to hear about things long lost resurfacing. As I say please put pics up of your finds it’s so interesting , sure others would like to see as well.

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I wish I could post photos

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Today I had half hour toess about with I went to the rivacre under the motorway bridge. First pull I lost whatever it was. It was very heavy. After ten min dragged out a knife (snake kind). Very poor condition handle gone spike very pitted.

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