All these wrong approaches to farmers for metal detecting land


I'm sorry but see how so many of you detectorists words your posts and how you offer the farmer a 50/50 split and give the sob story or the we follow the country code line. Try offering him money for the day, or if he prefers a good strong drink and some manual labour done in return to use some land and tell him he picks what the percentage of a share will be on a significant find. Its his land it's his fields it's technically his property and anything under them fields. I'm a detectorist myself and gave up on asking permissions thanks to idiots and how they approach farmers or how they leave their land after making promises to them to keep it clean. I get ignored when asking or a straight up no and this is for a club that pays £20pp on the day to the farmer and some offers work done for free as we have from electricians to plumbers in our club. Don't get me started about the night hawks either and how they just don't care at all about the farming community or the detectorists community


Medway Kent
I do agree with your post and the other thing I would mention is trust I have been detecting on a farm for a number of years and built a fantastic relationship with the farmer who now I would call a friend
I am multi trade fitter/welder and he can call me any time in an emergency and usually with him within a couple of hours
And I also do ongoing repair works and projects at the farm to be fair I do enjoy
He has trusted me with all the keys to the farms (he has 5 ) and all the gate keys to the fields
In return all I have to do is text him on every visit I make detecting so he knows it’s me on one of the farms should he get a call from someone
I have given him some very interesting finds that he keeps and I have shown him every find of interest honesty is the best policy in my opinion regards Tony

Make Tax Digital Software Poll

  • Quickbooks

    Votes: 33 16.4%
  • Sage

    Votes: 20 10.0%
  • Xero

    Votes: 94 46.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 54 26.9%

Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

  • 208
  • 0
Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...