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Fishing Magnets

AMF Magnetics offer the strongest Magnetic Fishing products made from high quality Rare Earth Magnets. Our Fishing Magnets for magnetic fishing are made from strong Neodymium Magnets, the most powerful magnetic material available. This strong magnetic material allows our range of fishing magnets to have powerful pull forces. Depending on the diameter of the magnet, our range includes magnets with a pull force from 80kg to 1000kg! Check out our range today. You can buy magnets online with confidence and we ship orders daily, New Zealand wide.

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Similar to traditional Pot Magnets, each Fishing Magnet consists of a steel pot housing a strong Neodymium ring magnet. The steel pot has one or more eyelets designed to allow for ropes to be secured to the magnet to allow for manual retrieval. Whether it is environmentalism or ‘treasure hunting’ that has you interested in this recreation, AMF Magnetics stocks quality and heavy duty fishing magnets.

Uses for Fishing Magnets

Magnetic fishing has become an increasingly popular pastime for many across New Zealand. Powerful Neodymium Fishing Magnets are used to magnetically adhere to ferrous metal objects underwater. Magnet fishing is a favoured outdoor activity for many thrill seekers who enjoy an old fashioned treasure hunt. Magnet fishers have been known to find rare and valuable artefacts in bodies of water such as canals and rivers.

Many environmental organisations have turned to fishing magnets to assist with cleaning up waterways. Magnet fishing helps to improve the natural environment by keeping outdoor waters clean and uncontaminated by metallic waste. Put simply, magnetic fishing consists of casting a fishing magnet into the water and a rope is used to pull it back to the surface. This magnet trawling hopefully attracts metal objects along the bottom of the body of water. Commonly found items include bicycles, tools, car parts and shopping trolleys however they are also handy in locating ferrous metal items that have been accidentally lost overboard from boats including lost anchors.

Magnetic Fishing is not just confined to aquatic environments as they can also be extremely useful for land-based explorations also. Fishing Magnets are great for recovering broken drill bits and other metal objects on mining and borehole drilling sites. Metal debris can cause significant and expensive damage to equipment and strong magnets can be very useful for retrieval. Check out our range of pick up tools for the workplace for all your metal clean-up needs.


What is the best magnet for magnet fishing?

Our specially designed Fishing Magnets are the ideal for magnet fishing. Fit for purpose, they are robust and have the heavy duty pulling power required to compensate for the effects of water drag.


What is magnet fishing?

Magnet Fishing is the act of casting a magnet into waterways to retrieve ferrous metal objects from the bottom of a body of water. This is a hobby that is gaining in popularity for many treasure hunters and environmentalists alike.

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The Pull Force listed for each magnet is based on lifting 10mm thick steel from a horizontal surface. Magnets on a vertical surface (of 10mm thick steel) are generally able to hold around only 30% of the pull force listed in the product description. This is due to the effects of gravity and the lack of friction between the surface and the shiny magnet. Read More