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.

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Latest News from the Anglers

Have you seen these bills? A little scary? We think so to.   Michigan Public Land Management At Risk – Calls and Letters Are Needed NOW! Stop Michigan Senate bills 39 & 40 These bills represent the most significant legislative intervention in public land management in the State’s history. These provisions include: • The potential forced opening of our few remaining special management areas to motorized vehicles • Increased timber harvest to levels which may be in conflict with publicly-adopted … read more

Thank you to all that wrote to the MDNR regarding the New Zealand Mudsnail issue. If you did you likely received the following email from them in response.  If you have already read Mr. Dexter’s email and would like to see Pres. Baird’s response please scroll down. Thank you for your recent emails of concern regarding New Zealand mudsnails (NZMS) in the Au Sable River in relation to the Grayling Fish Hatchery.  I have been asked to respond to your … read more

WHO WE ARE. OUR MISSION.

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.

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