What we're about

Founded in 1988, the Potomac River Smallmouth Club (http://prsc.org) (PRSC – prsc.org) is the Washington D.C. Capital Area's leading river fishing and conservation organization. With 100+ current members, 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 provide the contacts required members to connect with each other for fishing trips

While we are principally focused on smallmouth bass fishing in the Potomac River watershed, we pay attention to other destinations such as the Shenandoah, James, New, Cacapon and Susquehanna Rivers.

When you join the group, please provide both your first and last name. That makes it easier to keep the roster straight.

Please note that because of our insurance, you must be a club member to participate in club sponsored events. Members sign a liability waiver as part of the application. Joining this MeetUp does not make you a member of PRSC. Club membership is $40 per year (January through December).

Here are three ways you can join the club:

1) Attend one of our meetings (see the calendar (http://prsc.org/calendar/calendar/)), fill out a membership form, and pay your annual dues.

2) Go to the PRSC website (http://prsc.org/join/), fill out the membership form, and bring the form and payment with you when you arrive for the trip.

3) You can also mail the membership form and payment to the address on the form, but receipt will need to be verified before you are eligible to participate in a trip.

Club dues pay the rent for the meeting room at the Vienna Fire Station, speakers' expenses, rental of the Boat Night venue and the food we provide at Boat Night and Member Night

Upcoming events (1)

January Meeting - Brent Walls - Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

Online event

Our featured speaker for January is Brent Walls - Upper Potomac Riverkeeper.

Shortly after joining Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. in 2009, Brent Walls now works as the Upper Potomac Riverkeeper and is responsible for defending the public trust of the rivers and streams in the Upper Potomac by advocating for clean water and ensuring the the virtues of the Clean Water Act are enforced. Brent Walls has been an advocate for clean water for over a decade. With an Environmental Science background in fresh water ecology, Brent has brought a valuable scientific perspective to Potomac Riverkeeper since 2009. His experience in water quality sampling has ensured defensible enforcement actions and has been a unique advising asset with local watershed groups. Brent’s love of maps and proficiency with Geographical Information Systems has inspired the development of Water Trail maps in the Upper Potomac and has provided PRK with valuable interactive web maps and the creation of a mobile application to report water pollution.

When: Wednesday, January 26th 7:30pm - 'Doors' to the meeting will open at 7:00pm for socializing.
Where: On your computer, tablet, or smartphone using Zoom.

RSVP below for the link to the meeting

Past events (151)

October Meeting - Michael Kashiwagi of Maryland DNR

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