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Gold pin winners

Each year, MassWildlife recognizes anglers who catch exceptional freshwater fish in waters open to the public. This page lists the 2022 gold pin winners.

2022 Angler of the Year award winners

Adult Catch & Keep Youth Catch & Keep Catch & Release Angler
Matthew Power, Auburn Carter Flagg, Gill
Logan Middlebrook, Pittsfield
Gabriel Christman, Pittsfield
Andrew Langley, Peabody

2022 Adult catch & keep gold pin winners

Species Lbs. Oz. Water Angler
Bowfin 7 8 Taunton River, Taunton Dustin Lewis, Townsend
Brook Trout 3 5 Goose Pond, Lee Allan Armstrong, Lee
Brown Trout 10 0 Long Pond, Plymouth Tom Nagle, Plymouth
Bullhead 4 12 Rock Pond, Georgetown Roger Aziz, Jr., Methuen
Carp 23 8 Quinebaug River, Brimfield Neil Mack, Holland
Chain Pickerel 6 9 Fresh Pond, Plymouth Daniel Ross, Plymouth
Channel Catfish 10 9 Connecticut River, Hatfield Cameron Tucker, Gill
Crappie 2 12 Wachusett Reservoir Pao Xiong, Leominster
Lake Trout 12 2 Quabbin Reservoir Loyd Carney, Danvers
Landlocked Salmon 4 9 Stillwater River, Sterling Colin Duarte, Sterling
Largemouth Bass 8 10 Singletary Pond, Sutton Mike McGorty, Grafton
Northern Pike 18 14 Holland Pond, Holland Nicholas Ellsworth, Holland
Rainbow Trout 8 7 Long Pond, Plymouth Tom Nagle, Plymouth
Smallmouth Bass 4 15 Quabbin Reservoir Pablo Terron, Chicopee
Sunfish 1 3 Jenkins Pond, Falmouth Aidan Webb, Falmouth
Tiger Trout 3 5 Peters Pond, Sandwich Shawn Powell, West Yarmouth
Walleye 7 0 Connecticut River, Montague Edward Brozo, Bernardston
White Catfish 6 6 Mashpee-Wakeby Lake, Mashpee Edward Lemieux, Acushnet
White Perch 3 2 Wachusett Reservoir David Nelson, Sterling
Yellow Perch 1 14 Demond Pond, Rutland Matthew Power, Auburn

Bold = new state record

2022 Youth catch & keep gold pin winners

Species Lbs. Oz. Water Angler
Brook Trout 2 12 Quinsigamond Lake, Worcester Noah Silun, Worcester
Brown Trout 3 6 Onota Lake, Pittsfield Logan Middlebrook, Pittsfield
Bullhead 2 0 Plainfield Pond, Plainfield Carter Flagg, Gill
Carp 23 4 Cedar Pond, Sturbridge Jack Ostriker, Grafton
Chain Pickerel 4 12 Walkers Pond, Harwich Owen Vardakis, Harwich
Channel Catfish 11 15 Connecticut River, Northfield Carter Flagg, Gill
Crappie 2 4 Quabbin Reservoir Tyler Heyes, Gilbertville
Crappie 2 4 Norwich Pond, Huntington Dominic Crochier, Chesterfield
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon 4 0 Quabbin Reservoir Jack Carney, Fitchburg
Largemouth Bass 6 6 Dawson Pond, Holden Logan Nut, Worcester
Northern Pike        
Rainbow Trout 3 5 Stockbridge Bowl, Stockbridge Gabriel Christman, Pittsfield
Shad 3 7 Merrimack River, Lawrence Madolin Allen, Wenham
Smallmouth Bass 3 13 Wachusett Reservoir Nathan Bessette, Whitinsville
Sunfish 0 13 Jenkins Pond, Falmouth Liam Webb, Teaticket
Tiger Trout 2 14 Mares Pond, Falmouth Liam Webb, Teaticket
Walleye 5 0 Connecticut River, Chicopee Colten Andras, Westfield
White Catfish 4 11 Charles River, Cambridge Jack Belben, Framingham
White Perch 1 4 Pontoosuc Lake, Lanesborough Gabriel Christman, Pittsfield
Yellow Perch 1 12 Robbins Pond, East Bridgewater Elizabeth Krzyzewski, Kingston

2022 Catch & release gold pin winners

Species Inches Water Angler 
Bowfin 32.00 Connecticut River, Northampton Will Pellerin, Springfield
Brook Trout 19.75 Swift River, Belchertown David DeSimone, Springfield
Brown Trout 30.50" Swift River, Ware Christopher Haycook, Shrewsbury
Brown Trout 30.50" Swift River, Belchertown Paul Sawicki, Three Rivers
Bullhead 20.25 Millvale Reservoir, Haverhill Roger Aziz, Jr., Methuen
Carp 40.75 Connecticut River, Northampton Kenneth Langdon, South Deerfield
Chain Pickerel 28" Billington Sea, Plymouth Dominic Lentini, Plymouth
Channel Catfish 33.50 Connecticut River, Montague Cameron Tucker, Gill
Crappie 17.00 Putnamville Reservoir, Danvers Thomas Melanson, Danvers
Lake Trout 30.50" Wachusett Reservoir Colin Duarte, Sterling
Landlocked Salmon 26.75 Stillwater River, Sterling Colin Duarte, Sterling
Largemouth Bass 25" Forge Pond, Granby Will Pellerin, Springfield
Northern Pike 44" Onota Lake, Pittsfield Seth Davis, Oxford
Northern Pike 44" Onota Lake, Pittsfield Jake Burke, Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 24.75 Swift River, Belchertown David DeSimone, Springfield
Shad 24.75" Merrimack River, Andover Andrew Langley, Peabody
Smallmouth Bass 22.50 Wachusett Reservoir John Stamas, Leominster
Sunfish 11.25" Subury River, Framingham Philip Prieur, South Hamilton
Sunfish 11.25" Subury Reservoir, Southborough Dylan Beard, Southborough
Sunfish 11.25" Springfield Reservoir, Ludlow Raymond Croteau, Palmer
Tiger Muskellunge      
Tiger Trout 21" Peters Pond, Sandwich Anthony Tomaso, Milford
Walleye 29.50" Connecticut River, Holyoke Michael Taylor, South Hadley
White Catfish 23.25" Onota Lake, Pittsfield Jason Wingrove, Bernardston
White Perch 18" Wachusett Reservoir John Ceccolini, Sutton
Yellow Perch 16" Denison Lake, Winchendon Jeremy Hastings, Gardner

Bold = new/tie state record or tie

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