In magnet fishing, people attach a strong magnet to a rope to retrieve metal objects from the water. The hobby is growing in popularity, but it is not without danger. A 38-year-old Oisterwijker and his 10-year-old son found out last month when they fished up an explosive from the Voorste Stroom in Heukelom.
More often, magnet fishermen pick up bullets, grenades or other explosive objects. Magnet fishing is therefore already prohibited in various municipalities, including Oisterwijk. CDA councilor Ton Gimbrère asked the college on Monday whether it is not time for such a ban in Tilburg. He pointed out the dangerous objects that are fished, but also the damage that magnet fishing causes to aquatic plants.
Jacobs agreed. “What happened in Heukelom can also happen in Tilburg. The war also took place in and around Tilburg, so grenades can also be found here. It’s smart to look at a ban on magnet fishing. ” Such a ban must be included in the General Local Regulation (PV), which can take a while. “But yes, we’re going to work on it”, Jacobs said.