Conservation Alerts

WSSC agrees to stop polluting Potomac
On October 21, 2015, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) voted to enter into a binding legal agreement with Potomac Riverkeeper, the State of Maryland and Chesapeake Bay Foundation requiring WSSC to take immediate action to stop its illegal discharges of millions of pounds of aluminum, sediment and other pollutants into the Potomac River from its Potomac, Maryland drinking water treatment plant. The agreement also requires WSSC to completely overhaul or rebuild the facility to modern standards, and invest $1 million in environmental projects in the Potomac to improve water quality. Read the press release...

Riverkeeper investigates coal ash ponds
The Potomac Riverkeeper has asked EPA to investigate Dominion’s handling of coal ash waste at Possum Point Power Plant. Read the press release... 


Fishing Contest

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2014 Results

Section 1, Biggest Fish: George Moran, 20.5"
Section 1, Best 5 Fish: Dave Lockard - 84"
Section 2, Biggest Fish: Bill Pearl - 19"
Section 2, Best 5 Fish: Bill Pearl - 84.5"
Section 3, Biggest Fish: Wayne Tate - 20"
Section 3, Best 5 Fish: Bill Pearl - 84"
Largest on Fly: Wayne Tate - 20"
Best 5 fish on Fly: Randy Chandler - 75"
Largest by New Member: John Aucella - 19"
William Shriver Award: Bill Pearl - 176.5"
Grover Cleveland Award: George Moran - 20.5"

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Next Meeting

When: 11/18/2015 (one week early due to Thanksgiving) @ 6:30 PM (note earlier time)
Membership Night
Location: Vienna Fire Station, 400 Center St. South, Vienna, VA

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Now in our 27th year!

Founded in 1988 and now in its 27th 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 

Join us for Membership Night on Nov. 18

This month marks the return of Membership Night. This is PRSC’s annual get together for current members, non-members who are joining for the coming year, and past guest speakers. It’s our way to say thanks to the membership and speakers for making this such a great organization and to welcome new members. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM with a BBQ dinner. We're meeting a week early, on Nov. 18, to avoid Thanksgiving week. 

The main event, as always, will be the raffling off of contributions made to the club from a variety of tackle dealers and other businesses, as well as PRSC members themselves. Each club member in attendance whose membership is up-to-date for 2014 will get one raffle ticket. Members who renew for the coming year will get a second raffle ticket. New members and past members whose membership has lapsed can join PRSC by paying the dues for 2015 and receive a raffle ticket. 

As usual we will give out awards for the PRSC fishing contest in all categories, including the coveted Grover Cleveland award for the Biggest Fish of the Year.