Latest News from the Anglers
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
Its that time again. The Great Lakes Council of the IFF’s West Michigan Fly Show is coming up fast! Head out to the West Michigan Fly Show to learn new tricks, meet new folks, visit old friends, and hear plenty of fish tales from the past season. Details below: (Click on the photo below to see the show flyer) The GLC has set up a block of rooms at the Baymont Inn and Suites Grand Rapids SW Byron Center: … 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.