Ordinary anglers catch fish. Magnetic anglers fetch metallic objects from rivers and experience big surprises in the process.
Lukas is 24 years old and has a hobby together with his father Wolfgang: Both of them like to go out magnetic fishing. They recently got a car out of the water that someone had cut into several pieces and dumped in the river.
Magnetic anglers Wolfgang (60) and Lukas (24) on a bridge in Schleswig-Holstein © Deutschlandfunk Nova | Johannes Kulms
The ordnance disposal service comes when the war remains
If ammunition from the Second World War is found while magnetically fishing, the ordnance disposal service has to come. Basically, the authorities are skeptical about magnet fishing magnets fishermen, explains Lukas.
“We had to do with the fisheries control once. They got serious and wanted to see our IDs. When we explained what we were doing, they said: ‘Ok, great, go ahead!
The magnets they use to fish are not ordinary household magnets. They are about the size of a fist, some are round, others angular, and can pull up to 200 kilos out of the water.
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