Keen angler Tony Randall fished out an unexploded grenade from a canal after swapping his hook for a magnet. The 75-year-old former mechanic, who has been angling for fish for more than 40 years, has taken up the hobby of magnet fishing. Tony, of Countesthorpe, went magnet fishing with pal Ian Nicholson and they pulled out a Second World War grenade from the Grand Union canal in Kibworth Harcourt, near Market Harborough, on Tuesday. Police sealed off the area and called in the Army. The bomb squad was called in and detonated the grenade in field in a controlled explosion. Tony outlined just what you need to take up the increasingly popular pastime. He said: “Ian had seen a couple of videos on You Tube about magnet fishing and asked me if I fancied having a go at it. “We went online and sent off for two £35 fishing magnets. When they arrived in the post we set off for the canal.” Tony has only been out magnet fishing twice and has already pulled out a grenade, a safe, a bike, and a car seat. He said: “I love the relaxation you get from a day angling but this magnet… Read full this story
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