Match Section

Stoke-on Trent Angling Society has a growing and popular match section. 

SOTAS Match Group - Team Events

Due to the pandemic the 2020 Division 2 National Championship ( Teams of 10 ) which was due to be held on the Gloucester Canal was cancelled . The new date for 2021 will be 11 September. Any members that are interested in fishing this Event should contact the Match Secretary.


With all the hard work with the "Lets Fish" events and the plans for the Juvenile club matches in 2021 we are looking forward to being able to enter our own SOTAS Teams of 6 in the  Junior and Youth National Championships in 2022.

SOTAS Match Group - Club Events

We’ve had a successful match Calendar in year 2020 despite disruption due to corona virus.

Stanley reservoir has fished well this year and matches have been well attended with weights up to 39lbs and backing weight between 15lbs to 30lbs made up of mainly skimmer bream and roach. 

With no AGM taking place this year the committee unanimously approved the 2021 match calendar. The main features are :

The  Club match calendar for 2021 includes 1 match on Noel's Pool and 8 matches at Stanley Pool.

Starting in May and ending in September,  all matches are on Sundays.

 The draw will take place at 8am - Fish 9am to 2pm .

Members must book on with the Match Secretary by the Thursday prior to the match.


The Veteran's match calendar includes 3 matches on the Middleport Canal , 3 matches at Noel's Pool, 3 matches at North Road and 3 matches at Challinor's Pool. All matches are on Thursdays.
The draw will take place at 8.30am - Fish 10am to 3pm.
Members wishing to fish must book on with the Assistant Match Secretary by the Monday prior to the match.

If you are interested in taking part in the veterans matches please get in touch with our Assistant Match Secretary , Gerry Brookes.


Introduced this year for the first time are 4 Matches for the Junior Members. 3 of the matches are individual matches, 1 each at Noel's Pool, Middleport Canal and North Road Pool. The final match is a Junior + Adult team match at Stanley Pool. All matches are on Sunday.
The draw will take place at 9am. - Fish 10am. to 2pm.
It is hoped that these matches are only the start of a program to develop our youngsters interest in the sport of Angling.


Anyone interested in taking part in these matches should contact Jordan Riley the Match Secretary.

If you enjoy team fishing and fishing on canals and wish to take part in any of the matches scheduled for 2021 please get in touch with our Match Secretary,  Jordan Riley.

Please see your membership ticket for match times , booking arrangements and access to waters by pleasure anglers on match days.

SOTAS Match Group News

A facebook page STOKE MATCH GROUP has been created to help to promote the Match Group and to keep members informed of match news and local match results and events which will be added to our club calendar here.


If you enjoy team fishing and/or wish to take part in any of the matches listed above please get in touch with our Match Secretary, Jordan Riley Telephone number is in your Membership book.