H obbyists have been urged to stop fishing with super strength magnets after guns and grenades were plucked from the bottom of britain s canals. Magnet fishing is not illegal.
It s great that people are interested in getting rubbish out of the canal however we don t allow magnet fishing as it can be extremely dangerous.
Magnet fishing london canals. These attractive hand drawn maps have been produced for a pocket guide london s canals rivers published by the canal river trust by illustrator and cartographer bek cruddace they show the navigable waterways around london including the thames and lea rivers and the regent s and grand union canals. What you find depends on the place where you do the magnetic fishing. The best finds are normally struck in canals passing through cities suburbs.
The overall magnetic fishing hobby needs only a few things. That does not mean that there is not some things we must do to stay within the law though. The matter is with the local policing team for enquiries to be carried out ngham li.
There is no single law that says magnet fishing is illegal. We ve even had reports of people fishing out old war bombs and dumped weapons. You need a magnet a strong one and to act as a hook and a strong long rope to tie them to lower it in water.
Items dragged out by magnets could be sharp or heavy and cause you to be dragged into the water. However it is a bit of a grey area as all land in the uk is owned by somebody. A real celebration of fu.
A west mercia police spokesman said. At around 8 35pm on october 1 we received a report that a member of the public who had been magnet fishing on the canal underneath the a449 and had pulled up a safe. Magnet fishing has attracted an increasing number of.
While the general canal byelaws of 1965 don t specifically mention magnet fishing they do discuss the dredging of canals rivers and waterways and state that no person unauthorized by the canal river trust board can legally dredge waterways. Steven matts and kerry newman with two mortar shells a knife and an old railway lantern magnet fishing where people hunt for metal submerged in canals and rivers is increasing in popularity. This includes river streams canals and lakes.
A relaxing video of magnet fishing in the rivers of the west country i hope this will motivate you to get out in the great outdoors.