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

Please take a minute to watch thie video and then click HERE. As always, we thank you for your support!

Gates Family Memorial Match: Rusty and Julie’s children, Chris and Misty, have issued a $5,000 matching challenge toward the Anglers of the Au Sable’s fight against a fish farm permit that threatens the Au Sable River.  We have matching funds on the table, and we need your help.  Please notate on your check “Gates Memorial Match”…and let’s raise some money!   Click HERE to be re-directed to the donation page. Thank you for your support!


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 $85,000 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.