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

    

Broodstock Salmon

 

 

 

 

Brook Trout

4

8

Big Alum Pond

Sturbridge

Brown Trout

8

3

Swift River

Ware

Bullhead

4

Forest Lake 

Methuen

Carp

23 

Housatonic River 

Lee 

Chain Pickerel

6

5

Long Pond

Yarmouth

Channel Catfish

15 

Fivemile Pond 

Springfield 

Crappie

3

3

Singletary Pond

Millbury

Lake Trout

15

Quabbin Reservoir 

na 

Landlocked Salmon

4

Quabbin Reservoir 

na 

Largemouth Bass

7

15 

Long Pond 

Rutland

Northern Pike

23

8

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

6

Sluice Pond

Lynn

Shad

6

Connecticut River 

Holyoke 

Smallmouth Bass

5

Wachusett Reservoir 

West Boylston 

Sunfish

1

Little Sandy Bottom Pond 

Pembroke

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

3

13 

Knopps Pond 

Groton 

Walleye

Connecticut River 

Northampton 

White Catfish

6

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond 

Mashpee 

White Perch

2

2

Hinkley’s Pond

Harwich

White Perch

2

2

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Yellow Perch

2

5

Great South Pond

Plymouth

 


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

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Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

 

Species

Lbs.

Oz.WaterTown
Broodstock Salmon    
Brook Trout313Peters PondSandwich
Brown Trout310Onota PondPittsfield
Bullhead18Long PondLakeville
Carp1412Charles RiverDedham
Chain Pickerel611Monponsett Pond WestHalifax
Channel Catfish    
Crappie24Indian LakeWorcester
Lake Trout56Quabbin ReservoirNA
Landlocked Salmon310Quabbin ReservoirNA
Largemouth Bass73Mattawa LakeWorcester
Northern Pike1514Onota LakePittsfield
Rainbow Trout 26Peters PondSandwich
Shad    
Smallmouth Bass314Hinkleys PondHarwich
Sunfish09Little PondPlymouth
Tiger Muskellunge17Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Tiger Trout114Cranberry PondSunderland
Walleye212Connecticut RiverGill
White Catfish50Charles RiverCambridge
White Perch17Herring PondEastham
Yellow Perch115Santuit PondMashpee


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

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

WaterTown
Broodstock Salmon   
Brook Trout17.00Wyola LakeShutesbury
Brown Trout   
Bullhead15.00Great PondEastham
Carp36.00Merrimack RiverTyngsborough
Chain Pickerel27.00Long Pond Plymouth 
Channel Catfish25.00Charles RiverWaltham
Crappie15.75Webster LakeWebster
Lake Trout   
Landlocked Salmon   
Largemouth Bass23.75Nippenicket LakeBridgewater
Northern Pike43.00Onota LakePittsfield
Rainbow Trout   
Shad25.00Connecticut RiverHolyoke
Smallmouth Bass20.50Wachusett ReservoirWest Boylston
Sunfish   
Tiger Muskellunge   
Tiger Trout   
Walleye   
White Catfish19.00Charles RiverCambridge
White Perch   
Yellow Perch15.50Triangle Pond Sandwich

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

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