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

8

1

Taunton River

Taunton

Brook Trout

3

0

Laurel Lake

Lee

Brook Trout

3

0

Lorraine Lake

Springfield

Brown Trout

10

8

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Bullhead

3

8

Millvale Reservoir

Haverhill

Carp

40

0

Connecticut River

Northampton

Chain Pickerel

5

9

Russell-Sawmill Pond

Plymouth

Channel Catfish

15

6

Connecticut River

South Hadley

Crappie

2

4

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Lake Trout

16

4

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Landlocked Salmon

5

4

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

9

1

Snipatuit Pond

Rochester

Northern Pike

29

10

Cheshire Reservoir

Cheshire

Rainbow Trout

11

6

Whitehall Reservoir

Hopkinton

Shad

5

5

Connecticut River

Holyoke

Shad

5

5

Merrimack River

Lawrence

Smallmouth Bass

6

0

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Sunfish

1

1

Coonamessett Pond

Falmouth

Tiger Muskellunge

    

Tiger Trout

4

3

Cliff Pond

Brewster

Walleye

8

11

Connecticut River

Montague

White Catfish

5

12

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

White Perch

3

0

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Yellow Perch

1

12

Spectacle Pond

Sandwich

Updated August 18, 2017

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

7

14

Taunton River

Taunton

Brook Trout

2

8

Long Pond

Rutland

Brown Trout

5

4

Sheep Pond

Brewster

Brown Trout

5

4

Quacumquasit Pond

Brookfield

Bullhead

1

13

Hayes Pond

Otis

Carp

29

12

Connecticut River

Easthampton

Chain Pickerel

4

11

Buel Lake

Monterey

Channel Catfish

10

0

Connecticut River

Agawam

Crappie

2

0

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Lake Trout

    

Landlocked Salmon

5

12

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

7

0

Little Cliff Pond

Brewster

Northern Pike

19

8

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

3

8

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Shad

4

8

Merrimack River

Methuen

Smallmouth Bass

5

10

Sheep Pond

Brewster

Sunfish

1

0

Coonamessett Pond

Falmouth

Tiger Muskellunge

    

Tiger Trout

4

9

Peters Pond

Sandwich

Walleye

4

11

Connecticut River

Turners Falls

White Catfish

4

5

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

White Perch

2

6

Spring Pond

Peabody

Yellow Perch

1

5

Little Cliff Pond

Brewster

Yellow Perch

1

5

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Yellow Perch

1

5

Seymour Pond

Brewster

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated August 18, 2017

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

27.00

Connecticut River

Northampton

Brook Trout

19.00

Buel Lake

Monterey

Brown Trout

25.00

Long Pond

Plymouth

Bullhead

19.25

Cochichewick Lake

North Andover

Carp

38.00

Connecticut River

Agawam

Chain Pickerel

27.25

Chauncey Lake

Westborough

Channel Catfish

31.00

Connecticut River

Agawam

Crappie

17.25

Connecticut River

Greenfield

Lake Trout

   

Landlocked Salmon

25.00

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

25.00

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Northern Pike

44.00

Cheshire Reservoir

Cheshire

Rainbow Trout

21.50

Long Pond

Plymouth

Shad

25.25

Chicopee River

Granby

Smallmouth Bass

22.50

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Sunfish

11.25

Great Pond

Eastham

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

17.50

Cliff Pond

Brewster

Tiger Trout

17.50

Laurel Lake

Lee

Walleye

 

 

 

White Catfish

21.00

Charles River

Cambridge

White Perch

16.00

Spring Pond

Peabody

Yellow Perch

14.75

Spectacle Pond

Sandwich

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated August 18, 2017

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