Latest News from the Anglers

Jason Tucker from Fontinalis Rising wrote a great piece on the fish farm for Gink and Gasoline. Both of these blogs have been around for quite some time and are well worth a read. You can follow them on Facebook to get your updates. Jason does a great job outlining the issues in this article. CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE.

Riverview Lodge has stepped up with matching funds: it’s time for another round of the No Fish Poop Matching Grant! Matching Grant #2 is Fulfilled: on to Round #3! We raced through Rounds #1 and #2 of the No Fish Poop Matching Grant to help fund our legal opposition to the permit for a fish farm located at the old Grayling Fish Hatchery.  Riverview Lodge has stepped up with $5k in matching funds: this gives us another round at $10k!  We’re … read more


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 $85,000 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.