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Magnetic Fishing

Magnetic Fishing has become a popular sport or hobby over recent years. Using strong Neodymium Pot Magnets attached to ropes, ferrous metal items are dragged from the watery depths of rivers, lakes and oceans. Many people simply enjoy the thrill of the treasure hunt, for others, their pursuit is of an environmental bent. It is fascinating to see the array of metal debris that is retrieved. Frenergy has a great range of Magnet Fishing Magnets and we also stock a couple of handy Magnet Fishing Kits for those that are just starting out on their magnetic fishing adventure.

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Magnetic Fishing

Fishing Magnet construction

Magnet Fishing magnets are a new twist on the ever-popular Pot Magnet. What makes a fishing magnet different to a standard pot magnet is the type of attachment. Eyelets, unlike hooks, allow for a rope to be threaded securely through the hole to allow the magnets to be pulled in multiple directions when in use. Some fishing magnets have a number of eyelets attached to the steel pot, this allows for multiple ropes and therefore greater control and additional pulling power.

Neodymium Fishing Magnets, as with Pot Magnets consist of a Neodymium Ring magnet housed in a steel casing. The steel casing enhances the magnet power of the magnet, acting to redirect the powerful magnetic field downwards to the base. This means magnetic strength is significantly increased without requiring a larger size of magnet. The steel casing has the added benefit of protecting the Rare Earth magnet housed inside. These magnets are brittle in nature and the steel case provides much-needed protection from the impact of attaching strong magnets to hard metal objects. Pot magnets are fantastic multi-purpose tools, suitable for both the workshop and your recreational pursuits.


Our range

Pulling heavy ferrous metal objects from the murky depths takes a great deal of magnetic power to combat the extra drag created by water and unseen obstacles. Frenergy stocks a wide range of Magnet Fishing magnets to cater to all our customer’s needs. We understand some customers use Fishing Magnets, or Eyelet Magnets as they are otherwise known, to retrieve small metallic objects such as bolts and screws and only require a moderate pull force such as our 5.5kg or 9kg options. Others wish to retrieve large and heavy ferrous items such as bikes, trolleys, trailers and alike. Our range extends right through to 600kg and 1000kg pull force magnets!

You may be asking “What is a pull force?” - this is the greatest holding power that a magnet is able to achieve. Each magnet’s magnetic power is measured in kilograms, this is standardised as a kilogram weight it can hold when adhered with direct surface contact to 10mm thick steel. The 10mm thick steel is the standard as it allows full saturation of the magnetic field which is not necessarily possible with thinner steel.

When it comes to magnetic fishing it can be difficult to determine the best pull force to choose. Fishing magnets must contend with the force of the water and the potential that the ferrous metal item is thin steel or irregular in shape. Fishing magnets are available in extremely strong magnet pull forces to contend with these issues however great care needs to be taken in their handling. Powerful magnets should only be used by experts and it is important safe handling guidelines are read before the item is used. Incorrect handling may result in severe injury.

Our Magnet Fishing Kits are great for magnet fishing beginners as they includes Nylon rope and gloves so you can get started straight away. There are three options available, with a 48mm, 60mm or 75mm diameter pot magnet. The pull force for these magnets is 80kg, 150kg or 200kg respectively.


Is magnet fishing legal in Australia?
It is always important to check the regulations in your state and territory as some waterways have restrictions on magnet fishing.

What is the best magnet for magnet fishing?
Pot magnets with an eyelet attachment are the best option for magnetic fishing. If you are new to magnetic fishing you may wish to purchase one of our magnetic fishing kits which include gloves, suitable rope and a choice between three of our most popular fishing magnets.

Where to get magnets for magnet fishing?
Purchasing online is the best option for magnets for magnet fishing in Australia. Our website has a great range including small eyelet pot magnets through to double sided powerful fishing magnets. It is easy to get caught up looking at Ebay, Amazon and other overseas providers however you won’t find the quality and local supply anywhere else that we have available at Frenergy.

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The Pull Force listed for each magnet is based on lifting 10mm thick steel vertically. Magnets on a vertical surface (of 10mm thick steel)  are generally able to hold around 30% of the pull force listed due to the effects of gravity and the lack of traction between the surface and the shiny magnet.