December 2 According to a report by the Central News Agency, two “anglers” carrying powerful magnets recently “fished” more than 50 bicycles in a section of the canal in the outskirts of Paris, France. Previously, they had “fished” World War I bayonets, World War II artillery shells and other unexpected items here.
Photo: Fishermen in Saint-Une, Lacroix, northern France, use suction magnets to salvage scrap metal in the Oise River.
According to reports, Clement Charret, a 20-year-old college student “angler”, said in an interview with AFP recently, “It’s incredible that we pulled up 20 bicycles within half an hour after we started.” AFP called the two “magnetic fishermen”.
“It’s for fun, but most of it’s also for cleaning,” Clemente, who has been salvaged deep in the Uke Canal for the past year and a half, according to the report said.
In addition to bicycles, Clement and his good friend Enzo, nicknamed Magneto, also found a small motorcycle and a traffic sign in the canal.
According to the report, about 15 relatively new bicycles were taken away by employees of the Paris Bicycle Sharing Program, and the rest of the bicycles were covered with mud and weeds and arranged on the banks of the river.
According to the report, Clement lives near the canal. He said that although magnets are already very special, it is not the most interesting thing he found.
Of all the things that came up “fishing”, Clement’s favorite was a bayonet in World War I and a Napoleon III revolver. In 2019, he also found two World War II-era shells here, and then the demining team intervened to deal with it.