Do you need permission for magnet fishing?
Magnet fishing in the tidal Thames is not allowed — even with a Foreshore Permit. This is because of potential hazards to navigation, the environment and the safety of individuals involved and other river users.
How strong of a magnet do I need for magnet fishing?
If you’re just starting out, start with a 500lbs capable magnet. This will satisfy the majority of hauls without feeling like you’re missing out. 500lbs is still a very strong magnet. If you want to get any magnet fishing job done, then go with a 800lbs (362kg).
Where do you start magnet fishing?
Waterways by areas with lots of foot traffic are among the places to go magnet fishing, like fishing piers, docks and near bridges. Most of what Vanderwal and his family pull from the river goes to local scrappers. Most cities have bulk waste drop-off sites to take scrap and other debris.