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

SENATE BILLS AIMED AT MAKING IT EASIER TO “USE” OUR STATE’S ENVIRONMENT Those concerned about clean air, water and land may want to learn more about Senate Bills 652, 653 and 654, which are intended to limit science-based regulations proposed by state departments to address environmental matters. SB 652, for instance, sets up an “environmental rules review committee,” appointed by the governor, putting virtually all power for overseeing rules in the hand of a committee dominated by business interests.  The … read more

Anglers of the Au Sable has lost a founding member and long time fighter for our river. Our condolences to the family of Ed McGlinn. An appreciation of his life is HERE.   Ed McGlinn set the benchmark for quality writing during his tenure as editor of The RIVERWATCH.  I urge people to go back through the first 26 issues of our newsletter to sample Ed’s work. (There are gems after that period as well.)  Whether it was thoughts about … 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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