The Society was founded in 1899 by a group of dedicated anglers who fished Stanley Reservoir in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Today the Society has grown to be one of the more prominent fishing organisations in the UK with members, made up of seniors, ladies, juveniles, and disabled members from all over the country.

Our Waters

With a good selection of still waters and a number of river stretches to tackle we aim to cater for all types of angling. For canal anglers this year we can now offer three stretches   for you to enjoy. The links below will take your to our full Waters List or our Google Map.

Latest News
COVID-19 Virus 

In line with the latest government instructions fishing on Society waters will be  possible from Wednesday 13/05/2020.

New Restrictions and regulations will be enforced. Please Click here and read these important Guidance Notes.

Update 27/05/2020

Match fishing can be resumed in line with Angling Trust guidelines.

The use of keep nets is allowed on Society waters where the individual water rules allow.

Rudyard Lake Update. 23/05/2020

From Monday 1st June 2020 a maximum of 10 SOTAS members will be allowed to fish Rudyard Reservoir ON A STRICT DAY ONLY BASIS NO NIGHT FISHING ALLOWED but anyone wishing to fish must pre book their attendance first with John Davey email: john.davey46@ntlworld.com as numbers on the water are currently limited.

Blithfield Reservoir Update 13/05/2020

Blithfield Reservoir remains closed.
Please don't assume we are open or turn up 'on spec'.
Please click here for full Details


2020 membership is now available click the Join Us button below for full details.

Rode Pool 22-05-2020

May 23, 2020

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 £1 Juvenile Ticket Retained for 2019

The £1 juvenile ticket has been retained for 2019 with a view to attracting more juveniles.


Special rules will apply i.e. child protection, fishing in the same peg with an adult, 3 rods max per peg.

It is hoped that this new initiative will provide a gateway into the sport for the young of today to become the anglers of tomorrow.

The mission of Stoke-on-Trent Angling Society is to manage, serve and promote angling. To assist members and participants in their various forms of involvement in angling. To adhere to all the laws of angling and to encourage and facilitate the involvement of as many people as possible in angling activities.

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