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Magnetic Fishing

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Magnetic fishing is a popular sport and recreational hobby. Using strong Neodymium pot magnets attached to ropes, ferrous metal items are dragged from the watery depths of rivers, lakes and oceans. Many people enjoy the thrill of the treasure hunt. For others, it’s a way to clean up and care for the environment. 
Frenergy has a great range of fishing magnets, and we also stock handy magnet fishing kits for those just starting out on their magnetic fishing adventure.

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Magnetic Fishing

Fishing Magnet Construction

Fishing magnets are a new twist on the ever-popular, best-selling pot magnet. The type of attachment makes a fishing magnet different from a standard pot magnet. Eyelets, unlike hooks, allow you to pull rope through the hole to pull the magnets in multiple directions when in use. Some fishing magnets have a number of eyelets attached to the steel pot allowing for multiple ropes and, therefore, greater control and additional pulling power.

Like pot magnets, Neodymium fishing magnets consist of a Neodymium ring magnet housed in a steel casing. The steel casing enhances the magnet's power, redirecting the powerful magnetic field downwards to the base. This means magnetic strength is significantly increased without requiring a larger size. 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 workshops and recreational pursuits.

Our Range of Magnets for Fishing

Pulling heavy ferrous metal objects from ponds, creeks, and the sea 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 customers’ needs. We understand some customers use fishing magnets, also known as eyelet magnets, to retrieve small metallic objects like bolts and screws and only require a moderate pull force, such as our 5.5kg or 9kg options. If you wish to retrieve large and heavy ferrous items such as bikes, trolleys, or trailers—whatever you wish to pull from the water, 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 a magnet can achieve. Each magnet’s magnetic power is measured per kilogram of 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 magnetic field saturation, 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 with extremely strong magnet pull forces to contend with these issues however great care needs to be taken in their handling. Experts should only use powerful magnets—safe handling guidelines must be read before the item is used. Incorrect handling may result in severe injury.

Our magnet fishing kits are great for beginners as they include nylon rope and gloves so you can get started straight away. There are three options available: 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 fishing magnet?

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 fishing?

When sourcing magnets for magnet fishing in Australia, the best option is to purchase them online. Our website has a great range, from small eyelet pot magnets 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.