Anglers of the Au Sable

The Anglers of the Au Sable is much more than a fishing club. Our activities are driven by issues affecting the greater Au Sable ecosystem.


Latest News from the Anglers

Every year Anglers of the Au Sable awards a scholarship to a deserving undergraduate student in MSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.  This year’s recipient is Audrey Baetz.  Audrey is from Northville and is a senior at MSU majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife with a concentration in Fisheries Biology and Management.  I had the pleasure of recently attending the Natural Resources Awards Banquet at which I presented Audrey with her scholarship. I got to spend some time with Audrey together … read more

Stream anglers from around the state of Michigan participated in a recent survey from the MDNR to help them understand the wishes of the angling public. Click the link below to read the survey. MDNRSurvey


Anglers of the Au Sable

The idea for establishing an organization like the Anglers of the Au Sable was borne out of the need to counter the efforts of individuals and organizations to rescind the 1986 Catch and Release fishing policy implemented by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Catch and Release Regulations, as they were adopted on the upper section of the Au Sable River’s main branch, popularly known as the “Holy Water,” specified that all trout, regardless of size, must be returned to the water unharmed.

Since then, this organization has grown to be so much more. Please take a moment and view our Current, Past, and Future Projects pages to see the many different things we do to protect, preserve, and enhance the AuSable and Manistee watersheds.

We need your financial help TODAY.

Planned trout factory on the Au Sable threatens our river

We’ve invested more than $450,000 over the past two years. It will cost $150,000 more to win this battle. And we can win, our experts say.

It will cost $150,000 more to win this battle.