Welcome to the website of the Sandy River Chapter of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders.

The Sandy River Chapter was formed in 1964 and is currently located along the shores of the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon. Since its inception, this chapter has helped by playing a key role in the development and conservation of sport fishing and is dedicated to improving the freshwater fisheries in the Northwest.

Sandy's members have a varied levels of experience from novice to guide level.  We have wide interest range including but certainly not limited to the following: Angler Education, sponsoring various fishing tournaments, fishing outings, monthly Chapter meetings, Picnics, partnering with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Hatchery programs, assisting at the Sportsman Show, holding various fund raiser raffles and providing volunteer support for the Hall of Fame dinner and awards banquet in November. There are many other activities that the whole family would enjoy. 

We are committed to safeguarding, promoting, and enhancing the social, environmental, and conservational values of sport fishing. Our mission is to take part in "educating the general public on improving, preserving and promoting sport fishing in the Columbia River and their tributary streams and rivers, which include the Sandy."

Be our guest and cruise through our website here to learn more about our chapter and how to join this dedicated group. Whether you're a weekend angler, charter captain, or just someone interested in Sandy's scenic views and its fishery, you will find it here. And in order to visit our Chapter Facebook...Click Here:  Sandy Facebook

To join, click on the Association of Northwest Steelheaders and then click on ">>Join Today".

Alert!!! Breaking News

by Greg Reed
on 3/24/2020


March 28, 2020 Fish Along &

April 1, May 6, & June 3, 2020

Sandy River Chapter Meetings


Postponement :

22nd Annual Chapter Potluck Social and Auction

From Saturday, May 16th, 2020 to Saturday September 26, 2020 updates will be posted in future newsletters, on our Chapter Website, & on our Facebook page. 


We continue to receive news updating the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures being taken by National and Local health officials, government, businesses, organizations, and individuals to safeguard the health of our community.

Due to increasing concern and hourly changes in recommendations related to social distancing and other measures, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 events and meetings. Our scheduled Election of Chapter Officers will take place at the next Sandy River Chapter monthly Meeting. These actions are grounded in an overabundance of caution and concern about the safety of those who would be involved. 

The COVID-19 situation is still very fluid.  However, we hope to resume our meetings beginning on Wednesday September 2, 2020 when we hope to have Dave Schamp representing Hatchery & Wild Co-exist, as our speaker.


Greg Reed & Jeff Stoeger,


Sandy River Chapter, ANWS 


Calendar of Events

Date Title Contact Phone

Meeting Place

We (normally) meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.
We don't normally meet in July (when we do our picnic) or August.
The public and guests are welcome!

Glenn Otto Park
Sam Cox Building
1208 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060

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