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.


Latest News from the Anglers

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Anglers will continue to fight polluting fish farm on the Au Sable River The following statement can be attributed to Joe Hemming, president, Anglers of the Au Sable Board of Directors, regarding the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a permit to allow pollution from a fish farm into the pristine Au Sable River Anglers of the Au Sable is disappointed by the decision of the Michigan DEQ to issue a permit allowing a fish farm to pollute the … read more


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.


VEDAVOO started the REEL SERVICE PROJECT as a means to raise funds for worthy causes. VEDAVOO messenger bags featuring the original artwork of marquis artists have been built as prizes for those who support these efforts.

100% of the proceeds from will directly benefit the featured charity. All construction, materials, artwork and administrative expenses have been donated.

Click the link below to donate to this cause and be entered into the drawing for this bag.