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

    

Brown Trout

8

9

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Bullhead

    

Carp

    

Chain Pickerel

5

9

Russell-Sawmill Pond

Plymouth

Channel Catfish

    

Crappie

1

12

Agawam Mill Pond

Wareham

Lake Trout

11

12

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Landlocked Salmon

    

Largemouth Bass

8

6

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Northern Pike

29

10

Cheshire Reservoir

Cheshire

Rainbow Trout

    

Shad

    

Smallmouth Bass

    

Sunfish

0

13

Garfield Lake

Monterey

Tiger Muskellunge

    

Tiger Trout

    

Walleye

    

White Catfish

4

2

Charles River

Cambridge

White Perch

1

14

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Yellow Perch

1

12

Spectacle Pond

Sandwich

Updated April 13, 2017

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

    

Brook Trout

    

Brown Trout

3

8

Stockbridge Bowl

Stockbridge

Bullhead

    

Carp

12

11

Quannapowitt Lake

Wakefield

Chain Pickerel

4

11

Buel Lake

Monterey

Channel Catfish

    

Crappie

2

0

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Lake Trout

    

Landlocked Salmon

    

Largemouth Bass

6

12

Connecticut River

Northampton

Northern Pike

19

8

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

2

4

Hamblin Pond

Barnstable

Shad

    

Smallmouth Bass

    

Sunfish

0

12

Walkers Pond

Harwich

Tiger Muskellunge

    

Tiger Trout

    

Walleye

    

White Catfish

    

White Perch

1

1

Connecticut River

Northampton

Yellow Perch

1

4

Wampanoag Lake

Gardner

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated April 13, 2017

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

   

Brook Trout

17.75

Quacumquasit Pond

Brookfield

Brown Trout

   

Bullhead

   

Carp

35.00

Merrimack River

 

Chain Pickerel

27.00

Agawam Mill Pond

Wareham

Channel Catfish

   

Crappie

16.00

Eddy Pond

Auburn

Lake Trout

   

Landlocked Salmon

   

Largemouth Bass

23.50

Rochdale Pond

Leicester

Northern Pike

44.00

Cheshire Reservoir

Cheshire

Rainbow Trout

   

Shad

   

Smallmouth Bass

20.00

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Sunfish

   

Tiger Muskellunge

   

Tiger Trout

17.50

Cliff Pond

Brewster

Walleye

   

White Catfish

21.00

Charles River

Cambridge

White Perch

   

Yellow Perch

14.50

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated April 13, 2017

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