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.


2022 membership is now available click the Join Us button below for full details.

Sotas 2021 AGM Report

Details can be found in the Members section of the website or by Clicking Here.

Latest Society News

Urgent Reminder Astbury Carp tickets.
**One week to go - You must have your tickets in your possession by 31st Jan. 2022 or your place will be offered to a person on the waiting list.**

All existing members must ensure they have renewed and have their tickets by 31 January. On 1 February any not renewed will be offered to people on the waiting list. No excuses will be excepted. 

2022 Membership Tickets Now on Sale.

2022 Memberships can now be purchased on line Click Here

New "Water Maps and Details" completed.

A new set of detailed Society Waters Maps have been completed. As well as a map and directions they give details of stock and species and other useful  information for each water  You can view  and download  them by Clicking Here



The Society's AGM was held on Thursday 8th November 2021. Details can be found in the Members section of the website or Clicking Here.


Anglers already holding an Asbury Carp Ticket must renew their  annual membership before 31st January direct through Membership Secretary Mr. Mick Hann via post and must including the front page of last years membership book, full remittance of costs due plus a SAE for return or at the arranged payment nights on Wed 12th and 26th January 2022 between 19.00 - 21.30 at Astbury Visitors Centre were last years membership book will be required to be shown when renewing. Astbury Membership will also be available for renewal at the 9th December General meeting at Smallthorne Victory Club were last years ticket will also be required to be shown. It is your responsibility to ensure that your membership is renewed and in your hand as per the conditions above by the cut-off date. After that date your membership will be considered as terminated and your place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. No excuses will be excepted. Click Here to view Astbury Mere Waiting List website page.

New Astbury Common Record

Steven Cross as landed a new common carp record for Astbury Mere. Congratulations Steven. Anyone wishing to see the photo's Click Here or visit the blog page.

** Noel's Pool Junior Match**

 Noels Pool first ever Junior match was held on Sunday 16th May 2021 and everyone who attended thought it was a resounding success. The owner Mr. John Skidmore was good enough to supply a trophy and prizes for the first 3 placed competitors.

1st was Peter Brindley with 3lb-1oz. Thank you to all that attended and helped out. For further details Please Click Here


 £1 Juvenile Ticket Retained for 2022

The £1 juvenile ticket has been retained for 2022 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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