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Sportfishing awards current leaders

The tables below list the biggest fish caught in each category of the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

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 Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 2 14 Littleville Reservoir Huntington
Brown Trout 10 12 Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Bullhead 4 13 Forest Lake Methuen
Carp 32 15 Connecticut River Hadley
Chain Pickerel 6 4 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Channel Catfish        
Crappie 2 8 Webster Lake Webster
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon 6 0 Quabbin Reservoir  
Largemouth Bass        
Northern Pike 26 10 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 3 12 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 5 11 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Sunfish        
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 2 8 Big Alum Pond Sturbridge
Walleye 6 11 Connecticut River Chicopee
White Catfish        
White Perch 2 7 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Yellow Perch 1 15 Onota Lake Pittsfield

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

Updated May 16, 2019

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 2 0 Goose Pond Chatham
Brook Trout 2 0 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Brown Trout 5 14 Hampton Ponds Westfield
Bullhead 1 13 Connecticut River Gill
Carp        
Chain Pickerel 3 5 Connecticut River Gill
Channel Catfish        
Crappie 1 12 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon        
Largemouth Bass 4 10 Cheshire Reservoir Cheshire
Northern Pike        
Rainbow Trout 2 12 Quinapoxet River West Boylston
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 4 2 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Sunfish        
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 1 14 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Walleye        
White Catfish        
White Perch 1 8 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Yellow Perch 1 4 Lashaway Lake East Brookfield

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

Updated May 16, 2019

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
Species Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin 27.5 Connecticut River Northampton
Brook Trout 19 Laurel Lake Lee
Brook Trout 19 Long Pond Plymouth
Brook Trout 19 Quinsigamond Lake Shrewsbury
Brown Trout 25.75 Sheep Pond Brewster
Bullhead 20 Millvale Reservoir Haverhill
Carp 36 Laurel Lake Lee
Carp 36 Foster's Pond Andover
Chain Pickerel 28 Laurel Lake Lee
Channel Catfish 27.5 Connecticut River Deerfield
Crappie 17.25 Webster Lake Webster
Lake Trout      
Landlocked Salmon 24.5 Quabbin Reservoir Pelham
Largemouth Bass 24 Sudbury River Concord
Northern Pike 45.25 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Rainbow Trout 21 Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown
Shad 23 Connecticut River Holyoke
Smallmouth Bass 22 Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Smallmouth Bass 22 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Sunfish 11.75 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Tiger Muskellunge      
Tiger Trout 20 Shubael Pond Barnstable
Tiger Trout 20 Sheep Pond Brewster
Walleye 28.25 Connecticut River Holyoke
White Catfish 21 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 16 Webster Lake Webster
Yellow Perch 14.75 Flax Pond Yarmouth

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

Updated May 16, 2019

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