Asheville Magnet Fishing

I wanted some random things to do with my kid on sunny days, so I picket up a magnet fishing kit. Basically, you throw a really strong magnet on a rope into water (lake, river, etc) and see what metal you find. Old bikes, knives, and a lot of trash. Everything you pick up is ferrous, which means it has value at local scrapyards. I am letting my kid keep any money we get from it for toys and whatnot.

We haven’t found much yet, but the weather is just starting to turn nice.

Quick table of locations we are going to try:


Location Type
Craven Street Bridge French Broad River Access
192 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
River / Dock
Beaver Lake View Park
1157 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Biltmore Lagoon
The Lagoon, Asheville, NC 28803
Lake Julian Park
37 LAKE JULIAN RD, Arden, NC 28704
Lake Tomahawk Park
401 Laurel Cir Dr #3061, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Asheville East KOA Holiday
2708 US-70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Charles D Owen Park
875 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Azalea Park
498 Azalea Rd E, Asheville, NC 28805
Lake / Dock
Biltmore Lake
88 Lake Dr, Candler, NC 28715
Lake / Dock
Lake Lure Lake
Marshall Bridge River
Hominy Creek Put in Creek
Reems Creek Golf Club, 36 Pink Fox Cove Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787 Ponds

Also some pricing:

Product Pricing Per Pound
Bare Bright Copper $3.10
#1 Copper $3.00
#2 Copper $2.80
Light Copper $2.75
#1 Insulated $1.85
#2 Insulated $1.00
#2 Insulated – Low Grade $0.60
Yellow Brass $1.75
Radiators – Clean/Irony $1.80/1.00
Copper Alum Rads $1.40/1.10
Sheet/Cast Aluminum $0.50
MLC $0.55
Extruded/EC $0.50
Aluminum Cans $0.55
Alum Wheels $0.70
Irony Aluminum $0.15
Stainless $0.35
Lead Acid Batteries $0.18
Compressors $.15
Electric Motors $.15
For Large Volumes Please Call for Pricing
Prices Subject to Change 12/11/23