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Planning a fishing trip in Massachusetts? Find a place to fish near you!
You can find freshwater catch-and-release areas along specific sections of rivers and brooks across Massachusetts.
Find out about freshwater fishing spots, accessibility options, and how to fish responsibly at Massachusetts reservoirs.
Find out which spots in Massachusetts have been known to produce the trophy fish of your dreams.
Want to try freshwater fishing? MassWildlife can help you get started with learn-to-fish events for beginners.
The tables below list the biggest fish caught in each category of the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.