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
Astbury Mere Closed for spawning

Note:  Today 13/6/22 Astbury Mere as been closed to fishing to allow the carp to spawn. We will notify you when it re-opens via this website and on facebook.

SOTAS Academy Events 2022

 A full list of the academy events for 2022 are now available on the Academy Events 2022 webpage. Click Here for full details of all events and timings and how to book onto these events.

Remember, Membership of the academy is free and open to all members of SOTAS.

There are also Junior club match competitions scheduled for 2022 in the Society Membership Book that are open to all Club members. Check your ticket for dates location and and booking information.

Astbury Mere Waiting List Applications

Changes to Astbury Mere Carp Waiting List Rules :-

Only General Members  of Stoke-on-Trent Angling Society will be eligible for acceptance  onto the waiting list. 

Anyone wishing to be considered for Astbury Mere Waiting List will first have to be a General Member of SOTAS then needs to download and complete the Application Form Click Here and email to stokeontrentanglingsociety@gmail.com or post to the address on the  form  and  provide  your current Membership Ticket Number. If approved their name will be added to the list on this page together with their position number.

Click Here to view Astbury Mere Waiting List website page.

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.

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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