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 
Society  News

**Important notice re. SOTAS AGM**

Due to the latest Coronavirus Lockdown it was decided that we could not proceed with the AGM as planned this year. As a result the planned changes that were approved by the committee to be presented to the members at the AGM have been implemented. The full details can be read in the Members-Newsletter &  AGM 2020 section of the website. The 2021 membership book will be on sale from today on-line  for advanced order and will be posted out when available on 1st December.

Pike Sunday ( Stanley Pool )

Sunday 22 November 2020

This event is now canceled

Stoke-on-Trent Angling Society were proud to be able take 3 participants to the Junior Canal Championships this year. All three were successful in winning a prize. Hopefully we will be able to build on this for next year.

Click on this link  Junior Canal Championships to see pictures of the successful trio.


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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