Join Cosumnes CSD for the first-ever Magnet Fishing Derby at Elk Grove Park Lake! This is a free event for children ages 5 to 15. Participants must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Event is rain or shine.
Participants may bring their own equipment, or purchase from the District for $20. A neodymium magnet with an eyebolt, at least 20 to 30 feet of rope or paracord and cut resistant gloves are recommended.
Magnet fishing combines traditional fishing with treasure hunting. Fishers cast their magnet into a body of water, hoping for a bite from the submerged treasure beneath! It may seem strange, but magnet fishing can provide many benefits to the environment as well as eager treasure hunters:
There are currently no restrictions on magnet fishing in Elk Grove, but please keep safety in mind when choosing a location. Avoid fast-moving currents and be sure to tell someone else where you’re magnet fishing. Bridges can provide a safe location to cast-off from. Be mindful of the wildlife and avoid disturbing their habitat.
One of the attractive aspects of magnet fishing is it’s a relatively simple and inexpensive hobby to begin. Three basic pieces of equipment will get you out on the water: