Best magnet for magnet fishing

What is the best magnet for magnet fishing ?

It depends on your budget, the size of your magnet and the desired strength of the magnet.  Sometimes you might need more than one magnet depending on your method and what you’re trying to fish out.

Here’s a list of features to consider for your fishing magnet that will have an impact on your budget, the strength of the magnet and your investment :

Must be a Neodymium Magnet (NdFeB)

Your magnet should be made of an alloy of neodymium (Nd), iron (Fe) and boron (b) combined to form (NdFeB).  Neodymium magnets are the strongest type of magnet available, making them ideal for retrieving metal objects from rivers, lakes and streams.  

Some might prefer to use the hard ferrite (ceramic) magnets because of their size or their cost.  But you might end up disappointed with their strength.

Aim for a N42 grade or higher

Neodymium magnets are manufactured with different grades. It starts at grade N35 and goes all the way to N52. 

The grade is in fact the magnetic field of the magnet.  The greater the number, the greater the strength.  To get a great magnet with good strength aim for a grade N42 or higher.

Eyebolt and rope

eyebolt fishing magnet with red rope

In order not to lose your magnet you want the ability to attach anything to your magnet.  A magnet with one or two eyebolts will be preferable.  This way you’ll be able to attach your magnet to a strong rope.

As for rope you need to find a rope that will sustain the strength of the magnet.  If your magnet has a pull strength of 600kg and your rope only sustains 300 kg, you may understand that the rope will break free before the magnet could.

Which one should I get ?

We offer neodymium magnets in a wide variety of styles and strengths to meet the needs of magnet fishing hobbyist, from the first timer to expert level.

Obviously, the stronger the magnet is, the more expansive it gets.  If you’re a beginner, try with a lower strength like our RS48-2 or RS60-2, just to have fun.

Once you’ve mastered the feel of it, you may increase to a stronger magnet such as the 400kg (our RS75-2).  Or if you prefer the extreme fishing, then go with a 600kg pull force (our RS94-2).

double-sided fishing magnet

The double-sided magnet are great if you’re scanning the bottom and will increase the chances of you finding something.  If you then find your treasure, you may use your stronger magnet to help finish the job.



If you are still not sure which magnet is the best option for the coming season please contact us and we will provide you with more information.


Other related articles:

Fishing magnets : Tips and tricks