Renewal of Membership

Subscriptions are due on 1st January each year and a current membership card must be obtained before fishing. Cards can be obtained online, click here or at monthly meetings or by post from the Treasurer with 1st. Class SAE and FRONT COVER FROM old card. Disabled members card - persons who are eligible to receive DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE at the HIGHER RATE for mobility reasons or PERSONAL INDEPENDANCE PAYMENT (MOBILITY COMPONENT enhanced rate) can only be renewed with proof of disability. All members are encouraged to renew before 1st March otherwise membership cannot be guaranteed​.


New Applications for Membership

A person wishing to be considered for membership must apply either online, click here or by post by completing and returning a 2021 SOTAS APPLICATION FORM.


Application by telephone is not allowed. 


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Membership Prices 2021

  • Astbury Carp Membership Age 17+ £200

  • Senior Membership Age 17 - 64 £65

  • Senior Citizen Membership Age 65+ £40

  • Lady Membership Age 17+ £40

  • Disabled Membership £40

  • Juvenile Age 12 - 16 Membership £1

  • Night Permit (Includes River Dove and Challinors Pool) £25

  • Senior Canal Only/Non Fishing  Membership (Age 17+) £10

Society Waters
  • Stanley Reservoir

  • Rudyard Reservoir

  • Knypersley Reservoir

  • Astbury Water Park

  • Challinors Pool

  • North Road Pool

  • Rode Pool

  • Noel's Pool

  • River Sow Great Bridgeford

  • River Dove Fauld and Scropton

  • Trent and Mersey Canal (Middleport)

  • Caldon Canal (Northwood to Milton)

  • Caldon Canal (Endon to Cheddleton)

  • Blithfield Reservoir*

*Fly Fishing ONLY at Blithfield Reservoir booked in advance full details in the membership card.

Additional Information

1.  There are no Entrance Fees in 2021.

2. Members wishing to fish Asbury Water Park for carp or to fish Asbury Water Park at night must purchase an ASTBURY CARP MEMBERSHIP, cost £200 for 2021.
3. Members wishing to fish River Dove or Challinors Pool at night will have to purchase a Night Permit, cost £25 for 2021.
4.  A charge of £3 will be made to replace this Card if it is lost, damaged or stolen.
5.  Presentation Night to be advised. 
6.  Please report all pollution incidents to the EA Emergency Hotline, 0800 80 70 60.  Please remember to ask for an incident number.
7.  A CANAL ONLY/NON FISHING MEMBERSHIP is available at a cost of £10 for 2021.