Fishing and Fisheries in Stoke-on-Trent

The Staffordshire town of Stoke on Trent is most famous as the centre of ‘The Potteries’ yet the surrounding landscape – especially the River Trent and its associated canals – make this a superb region for fishing.

Stoke is close to the major road and motorway networks yet also offers access to some picturesque scenery, in which a wide range of excellent fisheries can be found. We’ve picked a few of the best to help you find one that suits you.

Stoke on Trent should be on your shortlist if you are a fan of canal fishing. One of the most famous of all such facilities is between bridges 108 and 111 on the wonderfully quaint Trent and Mersey Canal. This legendary fishing spot is extremely popular, so get there early to bag a prime spot, although with 200 pegs you should find a space. Be aware that there are overhead powerlines, fishing is not permitted within 30metres, and day tickets must be purchased at either Rowley’s or Dolphin tackle, the local tackle shops. With sizeable carp, perch, pike, and many more coarse species in the canal, there is plenty of opportunity for a major catch. As this is a canal, it does not provide facilities, but shops are within a short distance.

For a fishery with excellent facilities in a stunning location, we recommend Blake Hall Fisheries in the lovely town of Cheadle. Popular as a match venue, the five lakes provide a fantastic opportunity to land carp up to 22lbs, barbel of 7lbs, and good-sized bream, tench, and other coarse species. With 41 pegs, including some for disabled anglers, the fishery features a café – we’ve been told the breakfast is excellent – plus toilets, disabled access, and a good shop. This is a fishery we would put high on our list of options as it is popular with locals and worth travelling to.

If you are looking for a venue for night fishing Stoke on Trent is close to a few fisheries that permit it. Whiston Hall Fisheries, located just off the A52 and in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, is one of those that comes highly recommended. With three established landscaped pools to fish there is plenty of variety here, and the main aim is to land the 20lbs carp that are in the lakes. The facilities are good and include food and drink, as well as pitches for camping and caravans. Day tickets are available, and members can participate in competition fishing weekly and monthly. Parking is available on site at this attractive and popular venue.

The beautiful surroundings of Greenway Bank Country Park are the setting for a truly idyllic fishery, Knypersley Reservoir Fishing. With 30 pegs and carp up to 28lbs, this is a perfect choice for the experienced angler. The water also holds a good stock of bream, pike up to 28lbs, and plentiful smaller coarse species that attract anglers from the local area and further afield. Managed by the Cheshire and North Staffordshire Angling Association, the fishery is open all year, but night fishing is not permitted.