Magnet fishing got people hooked, but China and green tech are threatening its future


Brothers Jake and Adam Cowart show off a magnet fishing haul. They are among many who picked up the hobby during the pandemic.

Magnet fishing spiked in popularity thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Now China and the demand from other industries for the material used to make the magnets is threatening the hobby’s future.

(Image credit: Jake Cowart)

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