It is forbidden to use magnets INGOLSTADT created on May 26th, 2020 at 8:11 pm updated on December 2nd, 2020 at 11:17 am Ingolstadt – The so-called magnetic fishing or magnetic fishing is enjoying increasing popularity, according to the police. Text size To press After observation by the law enforcement officers, young people in particular meet to “fish” in the water: An extremely strong magnet is attached to a stable rope and pulled through the water. All substances that react to the magnet stick to it and can thus be recovered. However, according to a notification from the city, this technology is generally prohibited and is only permitted on request in exceptional cases. According to the city administration, this applies to all groups of people: In particular, anglers who have a valid license to fish in a certain body of water are not automatically authorized to practice magnetic fishing. This technique is not covered by the Bavarian Fisheries Act. According to the statement of the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment also made it public. Anyone who practices magnetic fishing without permission is committing an administrative offense that can be punished with a fine of up to 50,000 euros. The background to this is that weapons and, above all, ammunition are repeatedly recovered using this technology, which can endanger the lives of the “anglers” themselves, but also for all bystanders. Since strong magnets can be purchased relatively easily and legally via the Internet, the police and the city ask parents to be attentive to this and theirs To inform children about the legal situation and especially about possible dangers during magnet fishing.
It’s really fun with the new magnet: André Schossow slowly pulls the line through the water after hurling the two kilogram neodymium magnet on the line into the upper ditch. Daughter Emma looks on intently. Finally her father pulls the leash straight up. An elongated, rusted piece of metal hangs from it – a typical catch of a magnet fisherman.
Wickede – Whether for recreational fun or with the set goal of freeing bathing areas in the Ruhr from dangerous metal parts: Magnetic fishing is an exciting affair. Even if most of the finds that André Schossow has “on the hook” are typical traces of our throwaway society: the can that no one needs anymore, the lantern lid that was dismantled and thrown into the water in adolescence, the stolen bicycle which the thief got rid of.