About

The Potomac River Smallmouth Club (PRSC) is the Washington D.C. Capital 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 frequent river trips for our members. While we are principally focused on smallmouth bass fishing in the Potomac River watershed, we also sponsor trips to other destinations such as the Shenandoah, James, New, Cacapon and Susquehanna.

PRSC was founded in 1988 as a non-profit recreational club in accordance with IRS section 501(c)(7). While concentrating our efforts on the improvement of smallmouth bass fishing in the region’s rivers, PRSC supports the preservation of fish habitat and the wise management of all river gamefish species. The Club also emphasizes knowledge of safe boating and wading skills as central to an enjoyable river experience. PRSC participates in various community sporting activities including:

  • Safe use of canoes, kayaks and other river watercraft
  • River cleanup
  • Advocacy for environmental issues affecting water quality, aquatic habitat and fisheries management
  • Annual fishing contest
  • Recreational and educational events for young people, veterans and other groups
  • Equipment demonstrations and new product evaluation

PRSC also works closely with state and federal agencies, other membership organizations and various businesses on matters of common interest.

The club meets the last Wednesday of every month except December when there is no meeting. Meetings are typically at 7:30 at the McLean Governmental Center, however check the Club Calendar for different times and locations depending on activities.