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.

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Stoke-on_Trent Angling society is pleased to announce the opening of a new water acquired this year. The water is Stocia Pool at Warmingham, Cheshire. It was aquired too late to go into the membership book but it is reported to contain a cross section of silver fish and some carp. That is all we know at this short notice. If you intend to fish it please ensure that you comply with all the rules in the book plus the additional rules as listed below.

Additional Rules

1. Strictly No Night-fishing this year (2021) Dawn till Dusk only.

2. A maximum of only two rods to be used. 

3. Parking in car park adjacent to pool. No parking on road or estate.

4. No bait boats allowed. 

5. Barbless hooks only. Max size 10. 

6. No keepnets allowed other than in official matches.

Click here for full details of the water.

This is the first year with the water and the owner will be monitoring us . Do not let us down!


A waiting list has now been started for Astbury Mere. Anyone wishing to be but on the waiting list must download the application form and return it to the Membership Secretary Mr. Mick Hann, 34 Kenley Avenue, Endon, 
Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 9HX. If excepted your name will be placed on the numbered list published on the website page. 
Click for details.

** 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

** SOTAS AGM 2020 **

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

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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