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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

 

     
Brook Trout 4 2 Forest Lake Palmer
Brown Trout 15 13 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Bullhead 4 11 Forest Lake Methuen
Carp 29 13 Laurel Lake Lee
Chain Pickerel 5 12 Glen Charlie Pond Wareham
Channel Catfish 10 8 Connecticut River Turners Falls
Crappie 2 13 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Lake Trout 19 9 Quabbin Reservoir Shutesbury
Landlocked Salmon 6 6 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Largemouth Bass 7 8 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Northern Pike 23 8 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 4 2 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 5 7 Sudbury Reservoir Southborough
Sunfish 1 3 Richmond Pond Richmond
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 3 3 Asnacomet Pond Hubbardston
Walleye 7 8 Connecticut River Montague
White Catfish 4 2 Sudbury River Concord
White Perch 2 8 Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Yellow Perch 2 4 Oldham Pond Pembroke

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

Updated September 17, 2021

 

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 3 0 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Brown Trout 10 0 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Bullhead 2 0 Otis Reservoir Otis
Carp 17 3 Laurel Lake Lee
Chain Pickerel 5 10 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Channel Catfish 6 12 Connecticut River Gill
Crappie 2 0 Merrimack River Lawrence
Lake Trout 5 0 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Landlocked Salmon 4 13 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Largemouth Bass 7 13 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Northern Pike 16 5 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 3 4 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Shad 3 10 Merrimack River Andover
Smallmouth Bass 4 6 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Sunfish   14 Richmond Pond Richmond
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 1 8 Westfield River Russell
Walleye        
White Catfish 6 4 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 1 11 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Yellow Perch 1 12 Deep Pond Falmouth

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

Updated September 17, 2021

 

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
Species Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin 32" Oxbow Pond Easthampton
Brook Trout 20.75" Swift River Belchertown
Brown Trout 28" Deerfield River Charlemont
Bullhead 21.5 Stiles Pond Oxford
Carp 44" Connecticut River South Hadley
Chain Pickerel 28" Monopansett Lake Lakeville
Channel Catfish 33.50" Connecticut River Sunderland
Crappie 17" Webster Lake Webster
Lake Trout 33" Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Landlocked Salmon 26.50" Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Largemouth Bass 24.75" Chicopee River Springfield
Northern Pike 45.5" Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 27.25" Swift River Belchertown
Shad 23.75" Chicopee River Chicopee
Smallmouth Bass 22.50" Quabbin Reservoir  
Sunfish 13" Wrights Reservoir Westminster
Tiger Muskellunge 34" Pontoosuc Lake Lanesborough
Tiger Trout 25.50" Ashfield Pond Ashfield
Walleye 27" Connecticut River Turners Falls
White Catfish 24" Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 15.75" Connecticut River South Hadley
Yellow Perch 15.75" Populatic Pond Norfolk
Yellow Perch 15.75" Greenland Pond Brewster

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

Updated September 17, 2021

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