Latest News from the Anglers
April 14, 2017 Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the 2nd draft of the Management Plan for Inland Trout in Michigan. After submitting our comments to the first draft of this document we were confident that the second version would be an improvement. We provided comments that reflected the concerns of our membership and made recommendations intended to make the document acceptable to a majority of inland trout anglers. Upon reading the first few pages … read more
April 29, 2017, 4:30 – 10 pm (Dinner at 6 pm) Otsego Club, Gaylord, MI If you’re going to have a banquet on the Opening Day of Trout Season, it better be good. The Anglers of the Au Sable’s banquet only happens every five years. Live and silent auctions, raffles, camaraderie, and a cause. This isn’t just for looks, this is to raise money to protect the river from a discharge permit for a fish farm. Fly fishers know how … 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.