Conservation Alerts

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 news release...

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"

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Next Meeting

When: 9/30/2015 @ 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00)
Brad Fink, VDGIF
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 

VDGIF’s Brad Fink to Speak on Fisheries 

Our September 30th speaker will be Brad Fink, district fisheries biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). Brad is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and received a Bachelor's degree fro Virginia Tech and a Master's degree from James Madison University. He has 14 years of experience managing fisheries populations and fisheries habitat across the country, including fish population and habitat studies in Wyoming (Yellowstone and surrounding areas), Indiana (Northern Natural Lakes), Illinois (Shawnee National Forest), and Arkansas (Ozark Mountains).

Brad’s current duties involve monitoring the fish populations in small impoundments and the Shenandoah River watershed in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, and Clarke Counties in Virginia.  During his presentation he will describe how the VDGIF conducts their annual fall sampling efforts on our smallmouth rivers and explain how they determine growth, spawning success, and recruitment, and use these efforts to predict the future of various fisheries. He has also recently been working on fish mortality issues in the Shenandoah River system with former investigators, and can discuss current efforts to determine the causes of fish mortality events.

This will be a very informative presentation for all of us in the Club who have been watching the situation the past several years on the Main Stem and North and South Forks of the Shenandoah.