Latest News from the Anglers
Anglers will continue to fight polluting fish farm on the Au Sable River The following statement can be attributed to Joe Hemming, president, Anglers of the Au Sable Board of Directors, regarding the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a permit to allow pollution from a fish farm into the pristine Au Sable River Anglers of the Au Sable is disappointed by the decision of the Michigan DEQ to issue a permit allowing a fish farm to pollute the … read more
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
WHO WE ARE. OUR MISSION.
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.