These waterbodies consistently produce trophy-sized Carp. The list was compiled using records from MassWildlife’s  Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program . Keep in mind that these aren't the only places to try your luck. Big fish lurk in all of our ponds, lakes, and rivers.

Pond Maps | Fishing Regulations | Massachusetts Freshwater Fish Records

[Minimum weights and length to qualify for the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program]

Waterbody

Town

Brookline Reservoir

Brookline

Hamilton Reservoir

Holland

Laurel Lake

Lee

Assabet River

Maynard

Housatonic River/Woods Pond

NA/Lenoxdale

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Quinsigamond Lake

Shrewsbury

Charles River

 

Concord River

 

Connecticut River

 

Merrimack River

 

Sudbury River