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I asked the police – “Am I REALLY allowed to metal detect here”?

metal detector video

Fed up with detecting on freezing UK beaches, we decided to fly out to find some sunshine at short notice. We had no idea where we’d end up or even if metal detecting was permitted. I asked…



  1. Lynge Hansen - December 23, 2017 10:18 am

    Nice hack – on it 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours

  2. Dave deepdigger330 Smith - December 23, 2017 10:24 am

    A merry Xmas mr &mrs hat

  3. Pro Digger - December 23, 2017 12:39 pm

    We all hope u have a speedy recovery.
    Enjoy your holiday,I'm looking forward to purchasing one of those rings.
    Merry Christmas

  4. Arron BW - December 23, 2017 1:44 pm

    Get well soon! Merry Christmas.

  5. Merryl Bustin - December 23, 2017 2:38 pm

    Nice adventure, glad to see you're mending well. Older bones take longer!!lol!!  All the best to you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Canada!!

  6. Pondguru - December 23, 2017 2:54 pm

    Awesome place for a break, lol
    Hope you had a good time and I can't wait for our holiday in the sun.
    All the best for 2018

  7. Deon Redmon - December 23, 2017 4:05 pm

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year. God bless.

  8. moodyjeep - December 23, 2017 4:13 pm

    Another Great year Stephen, Entertainment 10/10, So many First Class vids, I can;t pick one out there are too many REAL good uploads, Any way Mate,Thanks for all of the great stuff lots that made me smile : ). Merry Christmas & Happy new year to all of the Hat family.

  9. Ron Key - December 23, 2017 4:33 pm

    Amazing video but please DO MORE SNATCH PLEASEEEEEE!!! Especially in the Canaries if you can

  10. Ken and Helen Cameron - December 23, 2017 5:41 pm

    Well done Stephen,what a star detecting with a Broken shoulder.

  11. Pablo Zazzetta - December 23, 2017 6:16 pm

    I will look forward to your videos in 2018! Merry Christmas for you and your nice family!!! And many thanks for the enterteinment you give us!!! Pablo from Madrid…

  12. Steve darcy - December 23, 2017 7:17 pm

    Great video as always sorry to see you with broken wing the cat with the fish unbelievable 2018 looks interesting with all the things you’ve got lined up including mrs hat you no what they say two hats are better than one haha have a great Christmas you and all your family Stephen thanks for sharing

  13. DEUSDAVE AND THE ZEPSTER - December 23, 2017 7:34 pm

    Love the saying SNAFFLED Glad your on the mend have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year all the best from me and the zepster

  14. Mud Max Metal Detecting - December 23, 2017 8:19 pm

    Merry Christmas Mr and Mrs Hat, to you and all your family.

  15. Monster Coin Hunter - December 23, 2017 10:42 pm

    We all want to be on a sunny beach somewhere this time year mate lol but no my ass is stuck in Kansas lol wish you a merry Xmas & happy New Year

  16. Lynne Perg - December 24, 2017 1:07 am

    I felt your pain. I've had both shoulders totally replaced. Degenerative osteoarthritis destroyed them. The new ones are working well, but the recovery process is really difficult.

  17. Lynne Perg - December 24, 2017 1:07 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  18. little jimmy - December 24, 2017 1:19 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  19. The 4 king diggers - December 24, 2017 6:43 am

    Great video mate thanks for sharing glad to see you on the mend happy Xmas and good luck in the new

  20. Peter Claxton - December 24, 2017 12:53 pm

    Such a shame .. feel for you.

  21. Nick Musselle - December 25, 2017 1:41 pm

    so sorry to see you have hurt yourself, try to enjoy Christmas…

  22. tickpicker - December 25, 2017 6:18 pm

    Merry Christmas man with the hat from Oregon USA

  23. Ray Hilliard - December 26, 2017 9:02 am

    Thanks for making the videos. I think the 'live' q and a discussions with tea and car sound good. A 'conference' between detectorists would be good to join in with. What camera do you use for videos?

  24. Tom Castonguay - December 26, 2017 2:21 pm

    Get well soon and best wishes for you and yours for the new year
    Peace love & jello

  25. Lesley Drew - December 27, 2017 3:00 pm

    Enjoyed that video Stephen, we love Fuerteventura and have been a few times. Loved the cat catching the fish. Sorry to hear about your fracture. I broke my arm whilst wombling almost two years ago, so i know the agony you must have been in. Hope you had a good Christmas anyway and you get to return to the Canaries.

  26. Heusi007 - December 29, 2017 3:11 pm

    Hallo Stephen! I wish you and your Family a Happy New Year :-). Your biggest fan in Germany Tom !!!