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.


2021 membership is now available click the Join Us button below for full details.

Latest News
COVID-19 Virus 
Angling Trust statement: All systems go from March 29th.
Updated: March 19th, 2021

We were delighted to announce this week that we had received confirmation that all forms of angling including night fishing, charter boat angling and match fishing will be able to resume from March 29th under new Covid guidance for the return of outdoor sports and recreation in England.  This followed the Angling Trust's 'Fishing out of Lockdown' submission to the Cabinet Office in February and a series of "intense discussions" with Government officials on the contents of the new guidance. 

Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook welcomed the news saying:

"We made it clear to the Government that recreational fishing has provided a valuable lifeline for many thousands of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds throughout this pandemic. It has been conducted safely and responsibly with strong Covid secure guidelines in place covering every aspect of our sport. 

"I’m pleased that the multiple benefits that angling delivers have again been acknowledged and that we can all look forward to a return to the angling opportunities we were able to enjoy last summer and autumn.”

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New Restrictions and regulations will be enforced. Please Click here and read all the Latest Guidance Notes and Updates.
Society  News

North Road Pool Closure 24th April 2021

North Road Pool will be closed from 7-30am till 16-30pm on Saturday 24th April 2021.
This is to allow a training day for the juvenile members. The pool will reopen as normal after completion of the event. Thank you for your co-operation.  John Davey Chairman

** SOTAS AGM 2020 **

 The full details can be read in the Members-Newsletter &  AGM 2020 section of the website. 

Stanley Reservoir Pike Season

The Pike Season on Stanley Reservoir as been extended this year till 30th of April 2021.

Canal & River Trust Annual Blog

Click Here to read Canal and River Trust Annual Report on Lets Fish events. Its nice when people take the time to complement Stoke-on-Trent Angling Society for what we contributed this year. Thanks to all that helped.


Lets Fish Gallery

Stoke -on-Trent Angling  Society is proud of the efforts that we make towards encouraging the youngsters of today to be come the anglers of tomorrow. Towards this aim we have again been running Lets Fish events on the Middleport section of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Click Here to view a few photos of the participants and their catches. A great time was had by both the participants and the coaches.

 £1 Juvenile Ticket Retained for 2021

The £1 juvenile ticket has been retained for 2021 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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