Adult Catch & Keep Leaders  |  Youth Catch & Keep Leaders  |  Catch & Release Leaders

The tables below list the biggest fish caught in each category of the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program for the current calendar year. Tables will be updated regularly beginning on March 1 of every year.

Record Breaking Catch? Anglers who believe they have broken a state record must present their fish in its entirety (whole) to a fisheries biologist at MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough or at any of the five MassWildlife District offices. In keeping with MassWildlife regulations prohibiting the transportation of live fish without a permit, any fish submitted for weighing must be dead.

Adult Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

    

Brook Trout

4

8

Big Alum Pond

Sturbridge

Brook Trout

4

8

Cliff Pond

Brewster

Brown Trout

8

3

Swift River

Ware

Bullhead

4

Forest Lake 

Methuen

Carp

35 

11 

Connecticut River 

Turners Falls

Chain Pickerel

6

5

Long Pond

Yarmouth

Channel Catfish

15 

Fivemile Pond 

Springfield 

Crappie

3

3

Singletary Pond

Millbury

Lake Trout

19

Quabbin Reservoir 

na 

Landlocked Salmon

6

Wachusett Reservoir 

West Boylston 

Largemouth Bass

8

12 

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond 

Mashpee

Northern Pike

24

2

Connecticut River

Montague

Rainbow Trout

6

Sluice Pond

Lynn

Shad

6

Connecticut River 

Holyoke 

Smallmouth Bass

5

10 

Wachusett Reservoir 

West Boylston 

Sunfish

1

Mary’s Pond 

Rochester

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

3

13 

Knopps Pond 

Groton 

Walleye

Connecticut River 

Northampton 

White Catfish

6

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond 

Mashpee 

White Perch

2

3

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Yellow Perch

2

5

Great South Pond

Plymouth

 

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

    

Brook Trout

3

13 

Peters Pond 

Sandwich 

Brown Trout

3

10 

Onota Lake 

Pittsfield 

Bullhead

2

2

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Carp

19

14 

Housatonic River 

Lee

Chain Pickerel

6

11

Monponsett Pond West

Halifax

Channel Catfish

 

 

 

 

Crappie

2

5

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Crappie

2

5

Quacumquasit Pond

Brookfield

Lake Trout

16

Quabbin Reservoir 

na 

Landlocked Salmon

3

10

Quabbin Reservoir 

na 

Largemouth Bass

7

5

Cliff Pond

Brewster

Northern Pike

22

15

Buel Lake

Monterey

Rainbow Trout

2

10 

Hamilton Reservoir

Holland

Rainbow Trout

2

10

Hamblin Pond

Barnstable

Shad

Connecticut River 

Holyoke 

Smallmouth Bass

5

Quabbin Reservoir 

na 

Sunfish

0

14 

Little Pond 

Plymouth 

Sunfish

0

14

Snake Pond

Sandwich

Tiger Muskellunge

17

Pontoosuc Lake 

Pittsfield

Tiger Trout

2

Forest Lake

Palmer 

Tiger Trout

2

9

Long Pond

Plymouth

Walleye

2

12 

Connecticut River 

Gill 

White Catfish

5

Charles River 

Cambridge 

White Perch

1

7

Herring Pond

Eastham

Yellow Perch

1

15

Santuit Pond

Mashpee

 

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

28.00

Connecticut River

Easthampton

Brook Trout

18.00

Swift River 

Belchertown

Brown Trout

 

 

 

Bullhead

19.00

Indian Head Reservoir

West Newbury

Carp

39.00

Connecticut River

Chicopee

Chain Pickerel

27.00

Long Pond 

Plymouth 

Channel Catfish

28.50

Connecticut River

Agawam

Crappie

15.75

Webster Lake

Webster

Lake Trout

 

 

 

Landlocked Salmon

 23.00

Quabbin Reservoir 

NA

Largemouth Bass

23.75

Billington Sea

Plymouth

Largemouth Bass

23.75

Nippenicket Lake

Bridgewater

Northern Pike

43.00

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

21.25

Green River 

Great Barrington 

Shad

25.00

Connecticut River 

Holyoke 

Smallmouth Bass

21.00

Wachusett Reservoir 

West Boylston

Sunfish

11.25

Fearings Pond

Plymouth

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

19.75 

Long Pond 

Plymouth

Walleye

 

 

 

White Catfish

26.50

Connecticut River 

Turners Falls 

White Perch

15.25 

Little sandy Bottom Pond 

Pembroke 

Yellow Perch

15.50

Triangle Pond 

Sandwich


*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

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