+ Getting Started Magnet Fishing...

Magnet Fishing is one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the world and it’s enjoyed by people from all backgrounds. When starting magnet fishing, it can be quite daunting picking your first fishing magnet so we’ve compiled some easy-to-digest information to make it easier for you. With a large variety available online, it’s difficult to spot the difference between a good and a bad magnet. As with anything, the cheapest isn’t the best option if you’re looking for a quality, powerful magnet.

When choosing a fishing magnet, our number one tip is to pick a Neodymium magnet and avoid ferrite fishing magnets. Neodymium magnets are much stronger than ferrite magnets (the magnets used for your fridge) and you’ll certainly notice a difference.

+ Choosing Your Magnet Fishing Equipment...

Step 1: Single or double sided?

First, you’ll need to decide whether you want a single or double sided magnet. Double-sided magnets are the best all-round types of magnets as you’ll be throwing your magnet and dragging it back. When a double-sided magnet is dragged, the face of the magnet is facing down which increases the chances of you finding something. Single sided magnets are great for dipping along the edges of a canal and they’re great for pulling heavy, large items since there’s little chance of the item slipping off the magnet. Single sided magnets can tilt upwards when being dragged which means the magnetic face is facing away from the floor, reducing the chances of catching something. 

 Step 2: Strength / Price range

Once you’ve decided whether you want a double or single sided magnet, now you need to decide what strength to go for. This can depend on your budget but the better, stronger magnets do cost more money because they have a higher content of Neodymium. Many people start Magnet Fishing with a 110 Pro or 220 Pro double sided, or 160KG+ pull on a single sided magnet. For experienced magnet fishers, the 330 Pro and 550 Pro will work perfectly for you. Overall, if you’re wanting extra power, we recommend going for a magnet that is 65mm or larger. 

Step 3: Choose accessories

Now you’ve decided what magnet you want, it’s time to get your accessories. We provide braid-on-braid rope that is perfect for Magnet Fishing and is super durable. The only thing you need to decide is the length of the rope. 10m will work just fine for small bodies of water like a canal. If you’re wanting to cast your magnet further or deeper, we recommend using the 30m rope. 

Threadlock is often used to permanently secure your eyebolt to your magnet. Without threadlock, it’s a common occurrence for people’s eyebolt to come loose and you can lose your magnet. If you buy threadlock, squeeze it onto the eyebolt screw, tighten it inside of the magnet and let it sit for 24 hours.  Lastly, Grappling Hooks are really useful for pulling heavy, uneven and non-magnetic objects out of the water. They can even be used to free your magnet if you get it snagged somewhere. 

 Step 4: You’re good to go! 

We ship all items within 24 hours of purchasing between Mon-Fri meaning you’ll get your delivery really quick. All we ask is you take care when handling high-performance magnets and always keep 2 fishing magnets at least 2 meters away from each other. If they get too close they will quickly snap together and can cause serious injury. Asides from this, enjoy yourself and happy hunting! 

+ Single and Double-sided Magnets: Pros and Cons

There are many types of Fishing Magnets, but we’ll cover the three most popular Fishing Magnets here to save time.

Single-sided Magnets: Pros and cons

Single-sided magnets are great for raw power but they do have their limitations. If you’re looking to hoist a heavy object from the water (like a safe), single-sided magnets are perfect for this. This is because they cannot slide from the magnet since they’re being pulled from a 90-degree angle.

The negative with single-sided magnets is they tend to tip on their side when you’re dragging from a distance, so the face of the magnet doesn’t face down.

Double-sided Magnets: Pros and cons

Double-sided magnets are used to drag items closer to you. For example, if you cast your magnet, when you’re dragging the magnet back the face of the magnet will be facing down which increases your chances of catching something.

Unfortunately, double-sided magnets lose around 30% of the pulling force due to items being able to slide off the side. This is only notable when you’re lifting from a 90-degree angle and the object is out of water. This is where single-sided magnets come in.

All traditional double-sided magnets have two disc magnets stuck inside of a metal shell. This means their power can feel underwhelming, if you’d prefer a double sided magnet we recommend looking at our Pro™ range. 

Clamp double-sided magnets: Pros and Cons

Clamp magnets are the most popular fishing magnets because they hold one very large Neodymium magnet inside of a tightened frame. This is very different from traditional double-sided magnets, which have two thin magnets inside of the steel shell.

Since clamp magnets have a larger surface area, the power they emit is very much higher than that of traditional double-sided magnets. The 220 Pro is the most popular Fishing Magnet in the UK and is the perfect all-rounder. The 330 Pro and 550 Pro are for experienced Magnet Fishers and generate a very strong magnetic pull.

+ Summary

The best fishing magnet for everyday magnet fishing uses is the clamp double-sided magnet because they generate much more power than traditional fishing magnets. With a clamp fishing magnet, you’ll find much more items and much heavier items. Single-sided magnets are great for lifting heavy objects like safes out of the water but impractical for typical magnet fishing.