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.

Fred Stedtler - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost wedding band found in Greenwood Lake, NJ (2022)

    Danny was removing his kayak from the lake when his white gold wedding band caught on the kayak and fell into the shallow water of Greenwood lake. The water was 2 to 4 feet deep and he searched with a mask to no avail. He and his wife were upset at the loss of the […]

    View Post
  • West Chester New York lost gold men’s wedding band recovered (2022)

    Ben was working in his yard and his hands were wet and muddy. He shook his hands off and realized his 14 carat wedding band was missing. he borrowed a metal detector from a friend and tried finding his ring with no success. He spent hours searching in the lawn where he was sure he […]

    View Post
  • Double engagement ring and wedding band recovery South Salem, New York (2021)

    I had a very interesting RingFinder call today. Jane was in her backyard with her dog and she threw a branch for the dog to fetch and she said at the same time her wedding ring flew off. I set up a time today to search her yard for the lost ring. She had purchased […]

    View Post
  • Lost cell phone found Highland Lakes, NJ (2021)

    Jacob took his peddle boat out on the lake and his cellphone dropped in the water . The water was 4 to 5 feet deep, but he could not find the phone. He actually called in a dive team with scuba to search and they did not find the phone. I arranged to search the […]

    View Post
  • Runaway Men’s wedding ring found-Lodi, New Jersey (2021)

                       Anthony was sitting on the steps of his front porch when he heard the sound of his wedding ring falling off of his finger and hitting the step. He knew exactly where he was when the ring fell off. After numerous fruitless searches of the area […]

    View Post

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!