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Where to weigh your catch

Fish can be weighed at any location that maintains a certified scale. Many bait and tackle shops maintain certified scales and will provide this service free of charge. Fish weigh locations are listed by district; find one near you. Call ahead for days and hours of operation.
Scale Certification Information

In order to qualify for a pin, fish that meet the minimum weight requirement must be weighed on a certified scale. A scale can be certified in one of two ways:

  1. If the scale owner resides in a town with a total population over 5,000, individual(s) are assigned by the town to certify the scale. Contact your town office to determine whom these individual(s) are.
  2. For towns with a total population under 5,000, the Massachusetts Division of Standards certifies scales. The Division of Standards can be reached at (617) 727-3480.

Table of Contents

Western District

Town Weigh Station Phone
Dalton MassWildlife
88 Old Windsor Road
(413) 684-1646
Great Barrington

Taft's Tackle
119 Park Street North

(413) 528-1515
Pittsfield

Onota Boat Livery
463 Peck's Rd.

(413) 442-1724
Pittsfield

Crea's Bait & Tackle
483 West Housatonic Street

(413) 443-6475

Connecticut Valley District

Town Weigh Station Phone
Belchertown Gate 8 Boat & Bait
200 Packardville Road
(413) 323-7117
Belchertown MassWildlife
341 East Street
(413) 323-7632
Belchertown

R&R Sport Shop
16 Federal Street

(413) 323-6785
Easthampton

Easthampton Rod & Gun Club
23 River Street

(413) 527-2271
Hatfield Hatfield Market
72 School Street
(413) 247-9006
Holyoke Robert E. Barrett Fishway
1 North Bridge Street
(413) 536-9300
Holyoke American Legion Post 351
50 Saint Kolbe Drive
(413) 534-1861
Ludlow

Red Bridge Bait and Tackle
1129 East Street

(413) 589-7957
Monson

Trophy Fish Taxidermy
103 Mayhill Road

(774) 200-5785
Orange

Flagg's Fly and Tackle
189 Daniel Shays Highway

(413) 544-0034
South Hadley South Hadley Sporting Club
135 River Road
(413) 534-3325
Turner's Falls

Turner's Falls Rod & Gun Club
15 Deep Hole Drive

(413) 863-4382
Williamsburg

Round Back Bait & Tackle
13 Hyde Hill Road

(413) 320-5884

Central District

Town Weigh Station Phone
Barre

K&S Bait
340 Worcester Rd. Rt 122

(978) 355-6513

East Brookfield

Fisherman's Cove
105 Howe Street

(508) 847-3480
Leominster

Ric's Bait and Tackle
832 Wachusett Street

(978) 353-9268
Milford

Jerry's Bait and Tackle
22 Bragg Slip

(508) 473-9748
Orange

Flagg's Fly and Tackle
207 Daniel Shays Highway

(978) 544-0034

West Boylston

B & A Tackle
27 Sterling Street

(508) 835-4558
West Boylston MassWildlife
211 Temple Street
(508) 835-3607
Westborough MassWildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road
(508) 389-6300
Webster

Bob's Gun & Archery
144 Gore Road

(508) 943-6309

Northeast District

Town Weigh Station Phone
Arlington

Arlington Bait and Tackle
84 Massachusetts Avenue

(781) 646-5598
Ashland

Lunkers Bait and Tackle Co. Inc.
159 Main Street

(508) 881-0031
Ayer MassWildlife
85 Fitchburg Road
(978) 772-2145
Boston

P.J. Bait
1397 Dorchester Ave

(617) 288-7917
Everett

Fishing FINatics
90 Main Street

(617) 381-1997
Lynn Ippi's Bait & Tackle
5 Parkland Avenue
(781) 596-0317
Merrimac

Merrimac Bait & Tackle
130 East Main Street

(978) 346-8835
Natick

Natick Outdoor Store
38 North Avenue

(508) 653-9400
Newbury

Surfland Bait and Tackle
28 Plum Island Blvd.

(978) 462-4202
Peabody Tillie's Farm
189 Lynn Street
(978) 717-5156
Quincy

Sportsmen's Den
666 Southern Artery

(617) 770-3884
Quincy

Fore River Fishing Tackle
708 Washington Street

(617) 770-1397
Salem

Tomo's Tackle
104 Wharf Street

(978) 498-4187 
Salisbury

Bridge Road Bait and Tackle
134 Bridge Road

(978) 465-3221
Salisbury

Crossroad's Bait & Tackle
6 Merrill Street
Crossroads Plaza

(978) 499-8999
Walpole

North Walpole Fish and Game
40 Brook Street

(508) 668-6991
Waltham

Agway-Big Daddy's II
54 Emerson Road

(781) 894-4480

(781) 894-4883

Winthrop

Bob's Bait Shack
19 Crest Avenue

(617) 846-5896
Woodville (Hopkinton)

Woodville Rod & Gun Club
252 Wood Street

(508) 435-4148

Southeast District

Town Weigh Station

Phone

Berkley

Sportsman's Outfitters, Inc.
76 Padelford Street

(508) 823-0442

Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bait
5 Main Street

(508) 743-9777

Buzzards Bay Maco's Bait & Tackle
3173 Cranberry Highway
(508) 759-9836
Buzzards Bay MassWildlife
195 Bourndale Road
(508) 759-3406
Buzzards Bay

Red Top Sporting Goods
256 Main Street

(508) 759-3371

Chatham

North Chatham Outfitter
300 Orleans Road

(508) 348-1638

Eastham

Blackbeard's Bait and Tackle
50 Brackett Road

(508) 240-3369

Edgartown Larry's Tackle Shop
258 Upper Main Street
(508) 627-5088
Edgartown

Coops Bait and Tackle
147 West Tisbury Rd.

(508) 627-3909

Fall River

Main Bait and Tackle
2599 South Main St.

(508) 679-3853

Falmouth

Eastman's Sport and Tackle
150 Main Street

(508) 548-6900

Falmouth

Falmouth Bait & Tackle Company Inc.
258R Teaticket Hwy (Rte 28)

(508) 457-0700

Falmouth

Green Pond Fish 'N Gear Inc.
348 East Falmouth Highway

(508) 548-2573

Forestdale

Forestdale Bait and Tackle
43 Blackthorn Patch

(508) 539-8952

Halifax

T C's Sports Den
546 Plymouth St.

(781) 294-4840

Hanson

Outdoor Sportsman
1019 Main Street

(781) 293-8777

Hull

Bait & Tackle
288A Atlantic Avenue

(781) 925-4667

Hyannis

Powderhorn Outfitters
210 Barnstable Road

(508) 775-8975

Hyannis

Sports Port
149 W. Main St.

(508) 775-3096

Middleborough

Tom's Bait and Tackle
352 West Grove Street

(508) 947-8220

Nantucket

Nantucket Anglers' Club
1 New Whale St.

(508) 228-2299

New Bedford

Dockside Bait and Tackle
257 Popes Island

(508) 996-8682

New Bedford

John's Bait and Tackle
30 Wood St.

(508) 998-8886

New Bedford

Never Home Bait & Tackle
1142 Acushnet Avenue

(508) 999-2988

Oak Bluffs

Dick's Bait and Tackle
108 New York Avenue

(508) 693-7669

Orleans

Goose Hummock Shop
15 Route 6A

(508) 255-0455

Orleans

The Hook-Up
#85 Route 6A Lowell Square

(508) 240-0778

Plymouth

Canal Bait and Tackle
80 Cypress Street

(508) 833-2996

Scituate

Belsan Bait and Tackle
38 Country Way

(781) 545-9400

Wareham

M & D's Bait and Tackle
147 Main St.

(508) 291-0820

Wareham

Wankiquoah Rod & Gun
Tihonet Rd.

(508) 947-7862

Wellfleet

Gone Fishin’
2616 Route 6

(508) 349-0592

Yarmouth

Riverview Bait and Tackle
1273 Rte. 28

(508) 394-1036

Yarmouth

Truman's Bait and Tackle
608 Rt. 28

(508) 771-3470

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