Fred Stedtler

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a Reward Basis...That means you pay me what its worth to you and what you can afford for me come out and find your lost item.

If the item isn't found there will be call out fee of $25.00 to cover my gas expenses depending on where you are located...Call to discuss.

Search Types

Land searches- private yards with written permission,beaches,shallow water searches to 5 feet ( not equipped for scuba recoveries)

Search Locations

Mahwah and the surrounding areas, Northern NJ, Orange and Rockland Counties, NY

Fred Stedtler's Bio

I am married,age 63 years of age.Ihave been self employed for 26 years and still work,but consider myself semi-retired.

I have been metal detecting for 3 years and enjoy finding lost items and generally finding items of historic age.

If you have lost an item,I will use all my skills in a sincere,thorough attempt to recover the item.

I have 2 very good detectors, 1 detector is good for up to 10 feet of water immersion,so I can perform shallow water recoveries. If you need help,please contact me .

I look forward to finding what you thought was lost forever.

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Fred Stedtler - Testimonials

  • I can’t say enough good things about the experience and how kind Fred is! (2021)


    Fred came out to my house this afternoon after I had lost my wedding and engagement rings. I had tossed a stick to my dog and felt the rings fly off! Although I though I knew where they might be, roughly, I couldn’t find them. I bought a (cheap) metal detector. No luck. I finally found Fred! He came from New Jersey to my home in Lewisboro, NY (near CT). Although it took a long time, mostly because I was wrong about where they would be, he never gave up! I can’t say enough good things about the experience and how kind Fred is! Thank you so much!