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

6

10

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Brook Trout

3

11

Peters Pond

Sandwich

Brown Trout

9

3

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Bullhead

4

6

Lower Artichoke Reservoir

Newbury

Carp

37

6

Connecticut River

Northampton

Chain Pickerel

6

14

Great South Pond

Plymouth

Channel Catfish

17

4

Connecticut River

Hatfield

Crappie

2

15

Connecticut River

 

Lake Trout

25

7

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Landlocked Salmon

6

13

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Largemouth Bass

9

5

Attitash Lake

Amesbury

Northern Pike

24

14

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

4

0

Webster Lake

Webster

Shad

5

12

Merrimack River

Lawrence

Smallmouth Bass

6

9

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Sunfish

1

9

Housatonic River

Pittsfield

Tiger Muskellunge

    

Tiger Trout

3

12

Peters Pond

Sandwich

Walleye

8

0

Connecticut River

Easthampton

White Catfish

8

8

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

White Perch

3

8

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Yellow Perch

2

2

Long Pond

Plymouth

Updated December 8, 2016

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

4

8

Taunton River

Taunton

Brook Trout

2

11

Comet Pond

Hubbardston

Brown Trout

5

1

Long Pond

Plymouth

Bullhead

3

8

Saltonstall Lake

Haverhill

Carp

23

4

Housatonic River

Lenoxdale

Chain Pickerel

4

8

Spectacle Pond

Wareham

Channel Catfish

9

8

Connecticut River

Gill

Crappie

2

8

Quacumquasit Pond

Brookfield

Lake Trout

8

11

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Landlocked Salmon

4

7

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

10

8

Cliff Pond

Brewster

Northern Pike

14

10

Housatonic River

Sheffield

Rainbow Trout

3

6

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Shad

4

3

Connecticut River

Holyoke

Smallmouth Bass

5

11

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Sunfish

1

3

Jenkins Pond

Falmouth

Tiger Muskellunge

    

Tiger Trout

2

4

Grews Pond

Falmouth

Walleye

4

1

Connecticut River

Gill

White Catfish

3

1

Jenkins Pond

Falmouth

White Perch

1

13

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Yellow Perch

1

10

Bog Pond

Savoy

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated December 8, 2016

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

   

Brook Trout

18.25

Swift River

Ware

Brown Trout

28.00

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Bullhead

20.25

Lower Artichoke Reservoir

Newbury

Carp

38.25

Connecticut River

Hatfield

Chain Pickerel

27.00

Long Pond

Lakeville

Chain Pickerel

27.00

Agawam River

Wareham

Chain Pickerel

27.00

Agawam River

Plymouth

Channel Catfish

31.00

Connecticut River

Hatfield

Crappie

16.50

Connecticut River

Greenfield

Crappie

16.50

Indian Lake

Worcester

Lake Trout

31.00

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Landlocked Salmon

26.50

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Largemouth Bass

24.00

White Island Pond

Plymouth

Northern Pike

43.00

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

21.25

Long Pond

Plymouth

Shad

24.00

Connecticut River

South Hadley

Shad

24.00

Connecticut River

Holyoke

Smallmouth Bass

22.50

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Sunfish

12.00

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Tiger Muskellunge

   

Tiger Trout

17.00

Long Pond

Plymouth

Tiger Trout

17.00

Goose Pond

Tyringham

Walleye

26.00

Connecticut River

Gill

Walleye

26.00

Connecticut River

Sunderland

White Catfish

22.50

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

White Perch

16.50

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Yellow Perch

16.50

Long Pond

Plymouth

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated December 8, 2016

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