Where do you find the most active magnet fishers?
1. The Netherlands
Magnet fishing has been around for a while. In 2012 it started as a hype, but the hobby still remains popular. Each summer the number of visitors on our website skyrockets again. Magnet fishing is still very popular in the Netherlands. On Facebook there is a very large group with Dutch magnet fishers. Locations frequented by magnet fishers: Groningen, Friesland, Gouda, Den Helder and the province Brabant.
In Belgium the number of magnet fishers also starts to grow. There has been a steady rise since 2014. Belgium is also an excellent country for this hobby, with its many large cities, plenty of waterways and the Polders region where fierce battling took place. These are the most popular regions: Ghent and Antwerp. Belgian magnet fishers also have a nice Facebook group.
When we take a look at Europe we also see that interest in magnet fishing has increased during the last few years.
In the summer of 2015 there was a large rise in the number of searches for magnet fishing. This means magnet fishing also gains more popularity here. On Facebook there are wonderful stories of magnet fishers who pulled up beautiful finds out of the water. These are not only bikes or coins, but often old finds that have been lying in the water for several hundreds of years. We found ten countries that have large groups of active magnet fishers: Norway, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Scotland, Germany, France, Slovakia, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.
Big countries outside of Europe also show interest in magnet fishing. In Australia, Canada, the US and Russia people practise this wonderful hobby. The hobby is relatively new here but we think magnet fishing will grow to be a sport with worldwide recognition. As it is such an amazing way to spend free time!