In a similar vein to underwater commercial salvage work, but in a more amateur form, Magnetic Fishing involves mostly private citizens magnetically trawling underwater surfaces to attract metallic debris or lost metal items, some of which may be valuable or otherwise of historical interest.
As hauling up submerged metallic objects requires a considerable amount of holding power, Neodymium Pot-style Neodymium Pot-style Magnets are the most commonly used for this growing recreational activity. Pot magnets are robust and powerful and have attachment capabilities that are ideal for magnetic fishing. Hook and Eyelet accessories that attach to Pot magnets allow ropes or cables to be secured in place for casting into lakes, dams, rivers and any other waterway. Some innovative metal anglers fabricate devices that incorporate several magnets attached to aluminium angle iron so a broader area is covered with each drag of the river or lakebed.
As with conventional sports fishing, magnetic fishing participants experience a degree of excitement and exhilaration in their search for hidden metal objects or valuables that have often lay undetected below the surface for decades. Recovering metal contaminants from community waterways is a pleasant, rewarding and environmentally friendly way to spend some spare time, adding to the popularity of magnetic fishing.
Handling rusted and sharp metal materials from polluted waterways can be hazardous to your health, so precautions that include protective clothing, gloves and eyewear should be undertaken.
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