Founded in 1988 and now in its 26th year, the Potomac River Smallmouth Club (PRSC) is the Washington D.C. area's leading river fishing and conservation organization. We promote catch and release angling for smallmouth bass, support conservation organizations and agencies, publish a monthly newsletter, present monthly programs with guest speakers, and organize river trips for our members. ...more
Musky fishing guru Wes Hodges visits in September
Our September speaker will be Wes Hodges of Bearded Lady Fly Fishing. Details to follow, however you ca learn more about Wes through this video.
Jeff Kelble is our October speaker
Former club president and current President of Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc., Jeff Kelble will visit us in October. After years of service as the Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Jeff was appointed President of Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc., in July. Jeff's presentations are always packed with details about the state of our local rivers and his organization's efforts to ensure their long-term viability.
Jeff is well known in the local conservation community and the national Riverkeeper community, having served for over eight years as Shenandoah Riverkeeper. Jeff has also served on the national board of Waterkeeper Alliance since 2012, and recently on two other non-profit boards. During his tenure as Shenandoah Riverkeeper, was the model of what a riverkeeper should be: ever-vigilant and tireless in his efforts to understand and seek remedies to the threats to our local waters. Jeff has conducted and supported extensive research on the threats to the Shenandoah, and worked tirelessly to preserve the river, along with the wildlife and recreation it sustains. Kelble has aggressively gone after major polluters, worked to reform regulations and government behavior, taking legal action when needed, and worked widely with local land owners to mitigate the effects of agricultural activity on the health of the river.
After graduating from Tufts University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology, Jeff worked in business for several years, and later in 1999 began working for a fishing guide service in Harper’s Ferry. Soon after, he started his own fishing guide service on the Shenandoah, Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, and helped established a fly-fishing school in Virginia for L.L. Bean. Kelble reflects that “Nothing has ever excited me like rivers and what lives in them. I think about them, paddle them, fish them, memorize them and remember them. Like most of us, my life has taken me in unexpected directions, but my one constant has always been the water around me and my love for it. Making water conservation my life’s work feels like repaying a debt.”
Please join us for what will be an informative and engaging evening for anyone concerned with the state of our local rivers and fish populations.