Sportfishing awards current leaders

The tables below list the biggest fish caught in each category of the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program for the 2017 calendar year. Tables will be updated regularly beginning on March 1 of every year.

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

8

1

Taunton River

Taunton

Brook Trout

3

0

Laurel Lake

Lee

Brook Trout

3

0

Lorraine Lake

Springfield

Brown Trout

10

8

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Bullhead

3

8

Millvale Reservoir

Haverhill

Carp

40

0

Connecticut River

Northampton

Chain Pickerel

5

15

Herring Pond

Plymouth

Channel Catfish

17

13

Connecticut River

Whately

Crappie

2

4

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Lake Trout

16

4

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Landlocked Salmon

6

15

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

9

1

Snipatuit Pond

Rochester

Northern Pike

29

10

Cheshire Reservoir

Cheshire

Rainbow Trout

11

6

Whitehall Reservoir

Hopkinton

Shad

5

5

Connecticut River

Holyoke

Shad

5

5

Merrimack River

Lawrence

Smallmouth Bass

6

0

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Sunfish

1

8

West Reservoir

Harwich

Tiger Muskellunge

       

Tiger Trout

4

0

Scargo Lake

Dennis

Walleye

8

11

Connecticut River

Montague

White Catfish

6

1

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

White Perch

3

0

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Yellow Perch

1

12

Spectacle Pond

Sandwich

Updated January 19, 2018

Youth catch & keep sportfishing award leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

7

14

Taunton River

Taunton

Brook Trout

3

3

Long Pond

Plymouth

Brown Trout

5

4

Sheep Pond

Brewster

Brown Trout

5

4

Quacumquasit Pond

Brookfield

Bullhead

2

1

Sydney’s Pond

Peabody

Carp

29

12

Connecticut River

Easthampton

Chain Pickerel

4

11

Buel Lake

Monterey

Channel Catfish

11

0

Connecticut River

Gill

Crappie

2

0

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Lake Trout

5

8

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Landlocked Salmon

5

12

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

7

0

Little Cliff Pond

Brewster

Northern Pike

19

8

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

3

8

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Shad

4

8

Merrimack River

Methuen

Smallmouth Bass

5

0

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Sunfish

1

1

Walden Pond

Concord

Sunfish

1

1

White Pond

Concord

Tiger Muskellunge

       

Tiger Trout

4

9

Peters Pond

Sandwich

Walleye

4

11

Connecticut River

Turners Falls

White Catfish

4

5

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

White Perch

2

6

Spring Pond

Peabody

Yellow Perch

1

14

Wampanoag Lake

Gardner

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated January 19, 2018

Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

29.50

Taunton River

Taunton

Brook Trout

19.00

Buel Lake

Monterey

Brook Trout

19.00

Fort Pond

Lancaster

Brown Trout

25.00

Long Pond

Plymouth

Bullhead

19.25

Cochichewick Lake

North Andover

Carp

39.50

Connecticut River

Springfield

Chain Pickerel

27.25

Chauncey Lake

Westborough

Channel Catfish

31.00

Connecticut River

Agawam

Crappie

17.25

Connecticut River

Greenfield

Lake Trout

30.50

Wachusett Reservoir

Boylston

Landlocked Salmon

25.50

Quabbin Reservoir

NA

Largemouth Bass

25.00

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Northern Pike

45.50

Onota Lake

Pittsfield

Rainbow Trout

21.50

Long Pond

Plymouth

Shad

25.25

Chicopee River

Granby

Smallmouth Bass

22.50

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Sunfish

11.50

Sampson Pond

Carver

Tiger Muskellunge

 

 

 

Tiger Trout

18.00

Peter’s Pond

Plymouth

Walleye

28.00

Connecticut River

Turners Falls

White Catfish

21.50

Mashpee-Wakeby Lake

Mashpee

White Perch

17.25

Wachusett Reservoir

West Boylston

Yellow Perch

15.50

Gallows Pond

Plymouth

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated January 19, 2018

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