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

U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Flint, announced introduction of legislation intended to prevent development of for-profit fish farms in the Great Lakes and connecting rivers. It may not be in time to help with our fight against the fish factory the state is allowing to pollute the Au Sable, but it’s a good step to prevent further pollution by fish farms in critical waters. Anglers President Tom Baird endorsed the effort on our behalf. READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE CHECK OUT … read more

Anglers of the Au Sable plans to challenge a recommendation by a state administrative law judge issued Feb. 1 requiring some alterations to a Department of Environmental Quality permit issued to a fish farm in Grayling, but still allowing pollution of the Au Sable River. “While the judge did call for additional monitoring of the river, and he mandated some minor improvements at the Grayling Fish Hatchery, his ruling still allows fish feces, excess food and escaped farm trout to … 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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