Sportfishing awards current leaders

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

Adult Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin

7

8 Taunton River Taunton
Brook Trout 3 5 Goose Pond Lee
Brown Trout 10 0 Long Pond Plymouth
Bullhead 4 12 Rock Pond Georgetown
Carp 23 8 Connecticut River Gill
Chain Pickerel 6 9 Fresh Pond Plymouth
Channel Catfish 10 9 Connecticut River Hatfield
Crappie 2 12 Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Lake Trout 12 2 Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown
Landlocked Salmon 4 9 Stillwater River Sterling
Largemouth Bass 8 10 Singletary Pond Sutton
Northern Pike 18 14 Holland Pond Holland
Rainbow Trout 8 7 Long Pond Plymouth
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 4 15 Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown
Sunfish 1 3 Jenkins Pond Falmouth
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 3 5 Peters Pond Sandwich
Walleye 7 0 Connecticut River Montague
White Catfish 6 6 Mashpee-Wakeby Lake Mashpee
White Perch 3 2 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Yellow Perch 1 14 Demond Pond Rutland

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

Updated December 2, 2022

 

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 2 12 Quinsigamond Lake Worcester
Brown Trout 3 6 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Bullhead 2 0 Plainfield Pond Plainfield
Carp 23 4 Cedar Pond Sturbridge
Chain Pickerel 4 12 Walkers Pond Harwich
Channel Catfish 11 15 Connecticut River Northfield
Crappie 2 4 Norwich Pond Huntington
Crappie 2 4 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon 4 0 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Largemouth Bass 6 6 Dawson Pond Holden
Northern Pike        
Rainbow Trout 3 5 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Shad 3 7 Merrimack River Lawrence
Smallmouth Bass 3 13 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Sunfish   13 Jenkins Pond Falmouth
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 2 14 Mares Pond Falmouth
Walleye 5 0 Connecticut River Chicopee
White Catfish 4 11 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 1 4 Pontoosuc Lake Lanesborough
Yellow Perch 1 12 Robbins Pond East Bridgewater

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

Updated December 2, 2022

 

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
Species   Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin   32" Connecticut River Easthampton
Brook Trout   19.75" Swift River Belchertown
Brown Trout   30.50" Swift River  
Bullhead   20.25" Millvale Reservoir Haverhill
Carp   40.75" Connecticut River Northampton
Chain Pickerel   28" Billington Sea Plymouth
Channel Catfish   33.50" Connecticut River Montague
Crappie   17" Putnamville Reservoir Danvers
Lake Trout   30.50" Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Landlocked Salmon   26.75" Stillwater River Sterling
Largemouth Bass   25" Forge Pond Granby
Northern Pike   44" Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout   24.75" Swift River Belchertown
Shad   24.75" Merrimack River Andover
Smallmouth Bass   22.50" Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Sunfish   11.50" Springfield Reservoir Ludlow
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout   21" Peters Pond Sandwich
Walleye   29.50" Connecticut River Holyoke
White Catfish   21.75" Charles River Cambridge
White Perch   18" Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Yellow Perch   16" Denison Lake Winchendon

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

Updated December 2, 2022

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