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.
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.