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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 Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin 8 8 Mill River Taunton
Brook Trout 4 8 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Brook Trout 4 8 Little Pond Plymouth
Brown Trout 9 10 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Bullhead 4 12 Stiles Pond Boxford
Carp 25 8 Quinsigamond Lake Worcester
Chain Pickerel 5 13 Demond Pond Rutland
Channel Catfish 18 5 Connecticut River Hadley
Crappie 2 12 Webster Lake Webster
Lake Trout 14 0 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Landlocked Salmon 7 2 Quabbin Reservoir Pelham
Largemouth Bass 9 1 Johns Pond Mashpee
Northern Pike 16 6 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 6 5 Laurel Lake Erving
Shad

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5 Merrimack River Lawrence
Smallmouth Bass 6 2 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Sunfish 1 10 Long Pond Yarmouth
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 2 14 Chapin Pond Ludlow
Walleye 7 12 Connecticut River Sunderland
White Catfish 7 8 Mashpee-Wakeby Lake Mashpee
White Perch 2 2 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Yellow Perch 2 4 Congamond Lakes Southwick

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

Updated November 16, 2018

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin 7 0 Taunton River Taunton
Brook Trout 1 7 Russell-Sawmill Pond Plymouth
Brown Trout 5 4 Cliff Pond Brewster
Bullhead 2 12 Merrimack River Methuen
Carp 19 6 Mill Pond Danvers
Chain Pickerel 6 4 Pleasant Pond Wenham
Channel Catfish 6 9 Connecticut River Montague
Crappie 1 11 Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon 5 15 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Largemouth Bass 7 4 Rohunta Lake [M.B.] Athol
Northern Pike 11 10 Wequaquet Lake Barnstable
Rainbow Trout 12 3 Jamaica Pond Boston
Shad 3 12 Merrimack River Lawrence
Shad 3 12 Connecticut River S. Hadley
Smallmouth Bass 4 10 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Sunfish 1 2 Lower Naukeag Lake Ashburnham
Sunfish 1 2 Sheep Pond Brewster
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 1 9 Higgins Pond Brewster
Walleye 4 15 Connecticut River Holyoke
White Catfish 2 13 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 2 9 Spring Pond Peabody
Yellow Perch 1 14 South End Pond Millis

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

Updated November 16, 2018

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
  Species Length Waterbody Town
  Bowfin 30 Connecticut River Springfield
  Brook Trout 20 Jamaica Pond Boston
  Brown Trout 26 Onota Lake Pittsfield
  Bullhead 20.75 Baldpate Pond Boxford
  Carp 38.5 Connecticut River Chicopee
  Chain Pickerel 27.25 Webster Lake Webster
  Channel Catfish 32 Connecticut River Holyoke
  Crappie 16.25 Red Bridge Impoundment Ludlow
  Crappie 16.25 Quaboag Pond Brookfield
  Lake Trout      
  Landlocked Salmon 27.25 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
  Largemouth Bass 25 Great Herring Pond Plymouth
  Largemouth Bass 25 White Pond Concord
  Largemouth Bass 25 Lower Highland Lake Goshen
  Northern Pike 42 Onota Lake Pittsfield
  Northern Pike 42 East Brimfield Reservoir Brimfield
  Rainbow Trout 23 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
  Shad 24 Merrimack River Lawrence
  Smallmouth Bass 23 Upper Mill Pond Brewster
  Sunfish 11.5 Norwich Pond Huntington
  Tiger Muskellunge      
  Tiger Trout 18 Asnacomet (Comet) Pond Hubbardston
  Walleye 29.5 Connecticut River Holyoke
  White Catfish 30 Connecticut River Deerfield
  White Perch 16.5 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
  Yellow Perch 15 Spot Pond Stoneham
  Yellow Perch 15 Russell Pond Russell

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

Updated November 16, 2018

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