Conservation Alerts

2014 State of the Nation's River Report: River Friendly Growth

Potomac Conservancy's 2014 State of the Nation's River report calls for urgent action to preserve local water quality in the face of rapid urbanization. The report takes a close look at emerging threats to the Potomac and offers common sense solutions for clean water. Download the report. 

Recent USGS Research

Fsh exposed to estrogenic endocrine-disrupting chemicals may have increased susceptibility to infectious disease. Read the Technical Announcement...

Jeff Kelble named president of Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc.

Read the news 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"

Interested in Speaking at a PRSC Meeting?

Contact our program chair at: programs@prsc.org.

Next Meeting

When: 6/17/2015 @ 6:00 PM
Program: Boat Night
Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, 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 

June meeting features boat night at Riverbend park

The June meeting will feature our annual Boat Night picnic at Riverbend Park in Great Falls, VA.  The meeting will be held on June 17th, one week early, due to availability of the picnic area.

This event typically features an example of every type of boat used for river smallmouth fishing, exhibited by our members. Boats on display range from jet boats to pontoons, canoes and kayaks. The location at Riverbend Park offers the opportunity to see boats closer to their natural habitat, and the potential to take a paddle or ride. This is a great opportunity examine a variety of different types and models of boats, see how they are outfitted, and talk to the owners. The event will start at 6:00 PM and we'll be grilling hamburgers, so come hungry! If you’re so-inclined, Riverbend Park offers some pretty good fishing in the large slow-moving water adjacent to the picnic area, as well as in the more fast-paced water upstream. 

This year we will be requesting contributions to cover the cost of the food and facility. Riverbend park is located at 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066.  Click here for more information about the park.