Gone fishing - are you in our photos from 1960s-1980s?

Members of the 6th Ipswich Boys Brigade took part in a marathon sponsored 'fish-in' at Manor End, Felixstowe in 1972

Members of the 6th Ipswich Boys Brigade take a brief halt from their marathon sponsored 'fish-in' for a warm-up and a cuppa, after fishing all night at Manor End, Felixstowe, in 1972 - Credit: Archant

Fishing has often been described as one of Britain's most popular sports. Have you taken part over the years?

Youngsters fishing at Ipswich dock in August 1967

Youngsters fishing at Ipswich dock in August 1967 - Credit: Archant

Suffolk has a huge range of places where anglers can enjoy their sport, from rivers and lakes to sea angling.

Our latest Days Gone By gallery features both children and adults trying to hook a big fish.

Winners in the Junior Fishing Festival at Felixstowe in November 1975. 

Winners in the Junior Fishing Festival at Felixstowe in November 1975. - Credit: Archant

And there are also memories of anglers' prize-givings and awards nights.

Boys fishing at Ipswich docks in August 1970

Boys fishing at Ipswich docks in August 1970 - Credit: Archant

While most of the photos here are to do with angling, there's also an intriguing photo of large fishing nets being mended on Aldeburgh beach.

Do you know why entertainer Danny La Rue was helping repair fishing nets on Aldeburgh beach in June 1976?

Do you know why entertainer Danny La Rue was helping repair fishing nets on Aldeburgh beach in June 1976? - Credit: Archant


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The most surprising thing about this picture is that famous entertainer Danny La Rue is one of those mending the nets. Do you remember this or know why he was there?

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A Sea Anglers Society dinner in October 1984

A Sea Anglers Society dinner in October 1984 - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge Fishing Club dinner in May 1978

Woodbridge Fishing Club dinner in May 1978 - Credit: Archant

Happy anglers pictured during a sponsored fish-In at Southwold in January 1976.

Happy anglers pictured during a sponsored fish-In at Southwold in January 1976. - Credit: Archant


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