A prize catch of fishing photos from South Tyneside’s past

October 1985  and South Shields Angling Club members are pictured fishing.
October 1985 and South Shields Angling Club members are pictured fishing.

Fishing remains one of the most popular pastimes here in the North East and further afield.

So I’m hoping this selection of angling shots from the 1970s and ’80s, which includes members of the South Shields Angling Club, will be the hook that lands a lot of memories.

It's  November 1978  and members of South Shields Angling Club can be seen enjoying their hobby.

It's November 1978 and members of South Shields Angling Club can be seen enjoying their hobby.

Anglers, young and old alike, can be seen taking part in competitions in South Shields, with the winners proudly displaying their catches for the Gazette’s photographers to capture on film.

What are your recollections of fishing here and elsewhere along the coast? Do you have any memorable or amazing tales of “the one that got away”? Perhaps you snared a shark, though they would more like likely to have been caught by one of the fishing boats further out at sea? Please “drop me a line” with your memories.

May 1973  and officials and prizewinners of South Shields and District Sea Angling Club are pictured at their annual presentation in the New Crown Hotel.  Left to right:  Mr Ken Peters, treasurer; Mr Doug Peel; Mr Geoff Taylor, vice-chairman; Mr Robert Lees, Mr Ray Anderson and Mr Tommy Brown.

May 1973 and officials and prizewinners of South Shields and District Sea Angling Club are pictured at their annual presentation in the New Crown Hotel. Left to right: Mr Ken Peters, treasurer; Mr Doug Peel; Mr Geoff Taylor, vice-chairman; Mr Robert Lees, Mr Ray Anderson and Mr Tommy Brown.

October 1985  and South Shields Angling Club  are out and about enjoying themselves.

October 1985 and South Shields Angling Club are out and about enjoying themselves.