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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. Tables will be updated for 2018 beginning April 2.

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 award leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

 

 

 

 

Brook Trout

2

12

South Pond

Brookfield

Brown Trout

6

7

Buel Lake

Monterey

Bullhead

 

 

 

 

Carp

 

 

 

 

Chain Pickerel

5

13

Demond Pond

Rutland

Channel Catfish

 

 

 

 

Crappie

2

12

Webster Lake

Webster

Lake Trout

 

 

 

 

Landlocked Salmon

 

 

 

 

Largemouth Bass

 

 

 

 

Northern Pike

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout

 

 

 

 

Shad

 

 

 

 

Smallmouth Bass

 

 

 

 

Sunfish

 

 

 

 

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

2

14

Chapin Pond

Ludlow

Walleye

5

14

Connecticut River

Montague

White Catfish

 

 

 

 

White Perch

1

12

Snake Pond

Sandwich

Yellow Perch

2

4

Congamond Lakes

Southwick

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

Updated April 17, 2018

Youth catch & keep sportfishing award leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

 

 

 

 

Brook Trout

 

 

 

 

Brown Trout

3

10

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Bullhead

1

12

Neponset Reservoir

Foxborough

Carp

14

0

Merrimack River

 

Chain Pickerel

4

10

Webster Lake

Webster

Channel Catfish

 

 

 

 

Crappie

1

8

Sugden Reservoir

Spencer

Lake Trout

 

 

 

 

Landlocked Salmon

 

 

 

 

Largemouth Bass

5

8

Webster Lake

Webster

Northern Pike

11

9

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

 

 

 

 

Shad

 

 

 

 

Smallmouth Bass

 

 

 

 

Sunfish

 

8

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Sunfish

 

8

Connecticut River

Gill

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

 

 

 

 

Walleye

 

 

 

 

White Catfish

 

 

 

 

White Perch

1

3

Comins Pond

Warren

Yellow Perch

1

9

Long Pond

Lakeville

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

Updated April 17, 2018

Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

 

 

 

Brook Trout

20.00

Jamaica Pond

Boston

Brown Trout

22.00

Sheep Pond

Brewster

Bullhead

15.25

Oldham Pond

Pembroke

Carp

 

 

 

Chain Pickerel

27.25

Webster Lake

Webster

Channel Catfish

32.00

Connecticut River

Holyoke

Crappie

16.25

Quaboag Pond

Brookfield

Lake Trout

 

 

 

Landlocked Salmon

 

 

 

Largemouth Bass

22.50

Spy Pond

Arlington

Northern Pike

42.00

East Brimfield Reservoir

Brimfield

Rainbow Trout

 

 

 

Shad

 

 

 

Smallmouth Bass

20.75

Little Alum Pond

Brimfield

Sunfish

 

 

 

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

 

 

 

Walleye

29.50

Connecticut River

Holyoke

White Catfish

 

 

 

White Perch

14.00

Webster Lake

Webster

Yellow Perch

15.00

Spot Pond

Stoneham

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

Updated April 17, 2018

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