Magnet Fishing Online Shop South Africa



Big John Fishing Magnets were introduced into South Africa in 2019. What started out as a passion for Metal Detecting as early as 2008, the Big John range of Metal Detecting Accessories was developed. This later expanded to include Big John Fishing Magnets.

Magnet fishing is still a relatively new hobby in South Africa. It has taken off in recent months especially amongst the Metal Detecting community.

This popular hobby is especially big in the UK and USA where they have many ancient canals and rivers with a lot of history. Magnet Fishing enthusiasts are regularly pulling out old war relics including unexploded bombs, guns, knives and even a few motorbikes!


Similar to metal detecting where objects are found on land using a metal detector, magnet fishing is about finding metal objects in bodies of water using strong magnets tied to the end of a rope.

Best Magnets For Magnet Fishing

Neodymium magnets have the strongest pulling force for their size. Neodymium magnets are rare-earth magnets and are considered to be one of the strongest magnets available.

Best Places To Magnet Fish

Lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds, creeks, dams, canals, sewers and harbours. Places where people frequently visit, walk along, fish, boat and swim. Try fishing in less visited areas which may yield interesting metal finds that have been laying undisturbed for a long time.

Big John Fishing Magnets

The mother of all magnets

Double sided

Double sided magnets for twice the chance of catching your treasure.

Neodymium Magnets

These rare earth magnets are the strongest for their size.

Top or side mounting

Eye Bolt can be mounted on either the top or side of the magnet. Fishing magnet can be used for bobbing or pulling.

Up to 800kg pull strength

The Big John range of fishing magnets offer various strength magnets. The 130kg pocket magnet to the 800kg mother of all magnets!

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