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.


2020 membership is now available click the Join Us button below for full details.

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September 2, 2020

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COVID-19 Virus 

In line with the latest government instructions fishing on Society waters will be  possible from Wednesday 13/05/2020.

New Restrictions and regulations will be enforced. Please Click here and read the Latest Guidance Notes and Updates.
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To all members who would like to take part in the UK’s largest celebration of young peoples angling Canal Fishing Championship 2020.

Canal and River Trust’s Junior, Cadet and Youth canal angling championships are part of the largest national celebration of young people’s fishing. Please click on this link Canal & River Trust  to get all the up to date information on this special event and to find out how you can take part in 2020, as an individual and as a team. If you are interested in taking part or know someone who is interested in taking part please contact Jordan Riley our Angling Development Manager email: jordanriley445@gmail.com for details.

Stoke-on-Trent Angling Society will be running Lets fish events at Middleport Canal on Saturday and Sunday all through September so if anyone is interested and books onto any of these events in early September via the SOTAS Facebook page or Eventbrite we can use these sessions as practice events.


Lets Fish Events

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 2020

The £1 juvenile ticket has been retained for 2020 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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