Trophy anglers, the Sportfishing Awards Program offers yearly recognition to anglers who catch the largest fish in each category. Anglers who believe they have broken a state record must present their fish in its entirety (whole) to qualified fisheries personnel at MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough or at any of the five MassWildlife District offices.

Massachusetts Freshwater Catch & Keep Records

American Shad11 lb 4 ozConnecticut RiverBob Thibodo1986
Broodstock Salmon22 lb 15 ozMattawa Lake, OrangeDonald Savoy1997
Brook Trout10 lb 0 ozAshfield Lake, AshfieldPeter Harand2008
Brown Trout19 lb 10 ozWachusett ReservoirDana Deblois1966
Bullhead6 lb 4 ozForest Lake, MethuenRoger Aziz, Jr.2008
Carp46 lb 5 ozQuinsigamond Lake, ShrewsburyShane Felch2012
Chain Pickerel9 lb 5 ozLaurel Lake, LeeMrs. James Martin1954
Channel Catfish26 lb 8 ozAshfield Lake, AshfieldDana Dodge1989
Crappie4 lb 10 ozJake's Pond, PlymouthJames Crowley1980
Lake Trout25 lb 7 ozQuabbin ReservoirWilliam Roy2016
Landlocked Salmon10 lb 2 ozWachusett ReservoirRichard Gagne1985
Largemouth Bass15 lb 8 ozSampson Pond, CarverWalter Bolonis1975
Northern Pike35 lb 0 ozQuacumquasit Pond, BrookfieldDon Greenwood, Jr.1988
Rainbow Trout13 lb 13 ozWachusett ReservoirJeffrey Greco1999
Smallmouth Bass8 lb 2 ozWachusett ReservoirBarbara Sasen1991
Sunfish2 lb 1 ozSouth Athol Pond, AtholHeather Bulger1982
Tiger Muskellunge27 lb 0 ozPontoosuc Lake, PittsfieldJames Lambert2001
Tiger Trout9 lb 7 ozPeter's Pond, SandwichMichael Shelton2004
Walleye11 lb 0 ozQuabbin ReservoirRobert Methot1973
White Catfish9 lb 3 ozBaddacook Pond, GrotonMichael Payne1987
White Perch3 lb 8 ozWachusett ReservoirVal Percuoco2016
Yellow Perch2 lb 12 ozSouth Watuppa Pond, Fall RiverJames O'Conner1979


Massachusetts Freshwater Catch & Release Records

SpeciesLength (in)WaterAnglerYear
American Shad25.00Connecticut River, HolyokeMark Mohan, Jr., Pembroke2015
Bowfin28.00Connecticut River, EasthamptonReinaldo Bonilla, Holyoke2015
Brook Trout18.00Swift River, BelchertownPaul Sawicki, Three Rivers2015
Brown Trout24.00Asnacomet Pond, HubbardstonMichael Nee, Northborough2015
Brown Trout24.00Long Pond, PlymouthMark Mohan, Jr., Pembroke2015
Bullhead20.00Stiles Pond, BoxfordRoger Aziz, Jr., Methuen2015
Carp41.00Connecticut River, ChicopeeDean Brookes, Northborough2015
Chain Pickerel27.00Long Pond, PlymouthDan Thissell, Plymouth2015
Channel Catfish28.50Connecticut River, AgawamRichard Veighey, Jr., Feeding Hills2015
Crappie15.75Webster Lake, WebsterRaymond Bukowski, Three Rivers2015
Lake Trout    
Landlocked Salmon24.50Quabbin ReservoirGeorge Peterson, Grafton2015
Largemouth Bass23.75Billington Sea, PlymouthMark Mohan, Jr., Pembroke2015
Largemouth Bass23.75Nippenicket Lake, BridgewaterJason Bunar, Kingston2015
Northern Pike43.00Onota Lake, PittsfieldJeffrey Klammer, Adams2015
Rainbow Trout23.00Swift River, WarePaul Sawicki, Three Rivers2015
Smallmouth Bass22.50Wachusett Reservoir, West BoylstonMichael Nee, Northborough2015
Sunfish11.25Fearings Pond, PlymouthMichael Nee, Northborough2015
Tiger Muskellunge    
Tiger Trout22.00Long Pond, PlymouthFrank Goncalves, New Bedford2015
Walleye27.00Connecticut River, NorthfieldRonald Goodrich, Hatfield2015
White Catfish26.50Connecticut River, Turners FallsBenjamin Halkett, Greenfield2015
White Perch15.25Little Sandy Bottom Pond, PembrokeMark Mohan, Jr., Pembroke2015
Yellow Perch16.50Coonamessett Pond, FalmouthPeter Brundrett, Walpole2015