Conservation Alerts

Act today to help fight algae in the Shenandoah!

A personal appeal from Jeff Kelble, President and Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper Inc.:
Are you tired of the algae in the Shenandoah River? I know I am, and I need your help doing something about it. On August 5th, 2014 Shenandoah Riverkeeper initiated a legal challenge (litigation) against the United States Environmental Protection Agency to compel them to do something about our algae problems.

Click here to download a sample letter and instructions for getting your voice heard in support of this important effort. Read the press release, then follow links to the right of the release.

Click here to view e-mail from Jeff and forward link to your friends and family.

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. 

New 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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2013 Results

Section 1, Biggest Fish: No entry
Section 1, Best 5 Fish: John Lipetz - 87"
Section 2, Biggest Fish: George Moran - 19"
Section 2, Best 5 Fish: Randy Chandler - 87"
Section 3, Biggest Fish: Bill Pearl - 20.5"
Section 3, Best 5 Fish: Bill Pearl - 92.5"
Largest on Fly: Wayne Tate - 20"
Best 5 fish on Fly: No entry
Largest by New Member: Herman Yam
William Shriver Award: Randy Chandler - 249"
Grover Cleveland Award: Jay Eiche & Jack Cook - 21.5"

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Next Meeting

When: 11/19 @ 6:30 PM
Note earlier time!
Program: Membership Night
Location: Vienna Fire Station, 400 Center St. South, Vienna, VA
Doors open at 6:00

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2013 Member Night Contributors

Member Contributors:
Randy Chandler
Steve Kimm
John Lipetz
Steve Moore
Mark Myers
Ernie Rojas
George Thurston
Jamie Gold 

Commercial Contributors:



Now in our 26th year!

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

Don't miss Membership Night!

November 19th

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 be held on Nov. 19th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM with a BBQ dinner.

The main event, as always, will be a raffe of contributions made to the club from a variety of tackle dealers and other businesses and organizations, 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 announced in a recent e-mail to the membership, dues are being raised this year to $40 for the first time since 2007. This is to cover the increased cost of insurance, website hosting, MeetUp and other expenses such as Membership Night and Boat Night. If at all possible, please complete and print the fillable membership form to avoid a bottleneck at the Treasurer's and Secretary's table at the start of the meeting. You can pay by check or cash.

In addition to the regular Membership Night activities, David Sikorski will speak for 10 minutes about the need to support strong conservative management actions on River Herring and Shad and various unmanaged forage fish. David is a long time volunteer at Coastal Conservation Association MD and the current Chair of the Govt. Relations Committee, the Annapolis Chapter President, and the Vice-Chair of our MD DNR Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission.