THERE’S something fishy going on in these pages! But for these anglers the sports pages of the Daily Echo were the plaice to be.

The waters around the county have long provided us with a variety of swimming creatures – as can be seen in the images.

The scales were tipping under some of the bumper catches which included conger eels, cod, rays, bull huss and more.

Charles Scott is posing with a large cod, while Dave Rogers struggles under the weight of his whopper.

Roger Webb proudly shows off his catch in one of the images –an 80lb conger eel.

Caught on camera in 1981 were Steve Howard and Alan Bryant who caught a bumper collection of big beasts between them.

Steve snagged a 21lb conger eel, while Bryant bagged himself a 21lb tope, a bull huss and two dogfish.

In 1980 Colin Scott was pictured with a 37lb scaly behemoth of a cod.