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.WaterTown
Broodstock Salmon    
Brook Trout215Comet PondHubbardston
Brown Trout58Quaboag PondBrookfield
Bullhead3Webster Lake Webster
Carp    
Chain Pickerel65Long PondYarmouth
Channel Catfish    
Crappie212Webster LakeWebster
Lake Trout    
Landlocked Salmon    
Largemouth Bass 715 Long Pond Rutland
Northern Pike238Onota LakePittsfield
Rainbow Trout 4Long PondPlymouth
Shad    
Smallmouth Bass 5Onota Lake Pittsfield 
Sunfish    
Tiger Muskellunge    
Tiger Trout    
WalleyeConnecticut River Northampton 
White Catfish    
White Perch115Upper Mill PondBrewster
Yellow Perch25Great South PondPlymouth


*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 Trout 313Peters PondSandwich
Brown Trout    
Bullhead18Long PondLakeville
Carp    
Chain Pickerel611Monponsett Pond WestHalifax
Channel Catfish    
Crappie24Indian LakeWorcester
Lake Trout51Wachusett ReservoirWest Boylston
Landlocked Salmon    
Largemouth Bass73Mattawa LakeWorcester
Northern Pike 1514Onota LakePittsfield
Rainbow Trout 26Peters PondSandwich
Shad    
Smallmouth Bass314Hinkleys PondHarwich
Sunfish    
Tiger Muskellunge 17Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Tiger Trout12Gull PondWellfleet
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 Trout   
Brown Trout   
Bullhead   
Carp33.25Merrimack RiverTyngsborough
Chain Pickerel 27.00Long Pond Plymouth 
Channel Catfish25.00Charles RiverWaltham
Crappie15.25Quaboag PondBrookfield
Lake Trout   
Landlocked Salmon   
Largemouth Bass23.75Nippenicket LakeBridgewater
Northern Pike43.00Onota LakePittsfield
Rainbow Trout   
Shad   
Smallmouth Bass   
Sunfish   
Tiger Muskellunge   
Tiger Trout   
Walleye   
White Catfish   
White Perch   
Yellow Perch 15.50Triangle Pond Sandwich

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

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