Angler of the Year award winners

See the current and past Freshwater Sportfishing Awards winners.

The Catch & Keep Angler of the Year Award is given to the person who weighs in the largest number of species that meet the minimum weight requirements for the previous calendar year. The award promotes awareness of the Commonwealth's underutilized fish species and recognizes an angler's ability to catch a wide variety of trophy species.

The Catch & Release Angler of the Year Award is awarded to the person who submits the largest number of species that meet the minimum length requirements for the previous calendar year.

Some anglers become specialists, studying the habits of specific species and learning how to target them, while others become generalists seeking out all the species that the state's waters have to offer. This award is also a way to recognize that the motivations for angling are as diverse as the anglers themselves! Angler of the Year recipients and gold pin winners are honored each year at a ceremony (date and location announced each spring). Nearly 1,000 pins are awarded annually.

2016 Angler of the Year award winners

Adult Catch & Keep Youth Catch & Keep Catch & Release Angler
Joshua Christman, Pittsfield Jason Bunar, Kingston Michael Nee, Northborough

Past winners

Adult Catch & Keep Angler of the Year Youth Catch & Keep Angler of the Year Catch & Release Angler of the Year
2015
Mark Mohan, Jr., Pembroke
2015
Tauri Adamczyk, Taunton
2015
Michael Nee, Northborough
Adult Angler of the Year Youth Angler of the Year
2014 Mark Mohan Jr., Pembroke
and
2014 Todd Matera, Palmer
2014 Jake Souza, Berkley
2013   Mark Mohan Jr., Pembroke

2013  Jake Souza, Berkley

Angler of the Year
2012   Jake Souza, Berkley
2011   Trenton Anestis, Boxborough
2010   Danny Grafton Jr., Weymouth
2009   Roy Leyva, Plymouth
2008   Roger Pyzocha, Ludlow
2007   Roy Leyva, Plymouth
2006   Joe Baker, Lowell
2005   Todd Matera, Palmer
2004   Roy Leyva, Hyde Park
2003   Scott Osmond, Lowell
2002   Roger Pyzocha, Ludlow

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