A man holding a fishing rod

We work in partnership with the Environment Agency and local angling clubs to improve angling facilities and opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent. The community partnership approach to angling has allowed local angling clubs to improve the city’s waters with help, advice and funding from the city council and the Environment Agency.

National Rod Licences

Anyone aged 12 or over who fishes for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England and Wales must have an Environment Agency Fishing Rod Licence. The fine for fishing without a licence can be up to £2,500. Children under 12 do not need a licence.

You can get annual (expiring 31 March), eight day and one day licences from Post Offices. Annual licences (full and junior concessionary only) are also available by credit / debit card by telephoning 0870 1662 662. Or you can apply for a licence online by visiting the Environment Agency's website.

Day Ticket Fishing

The pools listed on the links from this page are owned by the city council and are available to anglers for day ticket fishing. Many waters are run by local angling clubs on our behalf.

There are also some community waters available where you don't need a day or a season ticket. Please follow the link from this page to find out more.

For more information about fishing please contact us on 01782 234234.