Fishing Reel Relic found in Central Victoria

This is something I found early on when I got my Minelab E-TRAC metal detector. I took the E-TRAC to an old hut site that I’d known about as a kid in the bush.

I found a few old coins and detecting near the old creek at the site I dug up the fishing reel at a depth of 6” in hard packed clay.

It was like a rock when I dug it out of the ground and took a lot of cleaning to discover what it was.

Now it turns smoothly. I estimate it to be from the 1800’s or early 1900’s.

Perhaps one of the most interesting finds I’ve had.

Fishing Reel Discover with the Minelab E-TRAC

Early Fishing Reel found with Minelab E-TRAC

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Tim works at Miners Den Australia’s Bendigo store ‘BendigoGold’. Having an interest in both Gold Prospecting and Treasure Hunting he is available to offer Miners Den Australia customers advice and support in their pursuit treasure hunting adventures and Gold Nuggets. Tim will be sharing his finds and advice regularly on the Miners Den Australia blog, so make sure you check back to see some fantastic finds and valuable tips on getting the best out of your Minelab Gold, Treasure and Adventure metal detectors! Having uncovered 1000's of historic relics and many ounces of gold nuggets Tim is perfect person to help you hone your skills and get you discovering more of the good stuff more often. Tim can be contacted via email

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