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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. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 4 8 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Brown Trout 9 10 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Bullhead 4 12 Stiles Pond Boxford
Carp 20 8 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
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 5 8 Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown
Sunfish 1 8 Spectacle Pond Lancaster
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 2 14 Chapin Pond Ludlow
Walleye 5 14 Connecticut River Montague
White Catfish 4 6 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 September 21, 2018

Youth catch & keep sportfishing award 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 8 Connecticut River Agawam
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 9 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
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 9 Long Pond Lakeville

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

Updated September 21, 2018

Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

 
Species Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin      
Brook Trout 20 Jamaica Pond Boston
Brown Trout 26 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Bullhead 20.75 Baldpate Pond Boxford
Carp 37.5 Cedar Pond Sturbridge
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 25.25 Quabbin Reservoir Pelham
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 22.75 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Shad 24 Merrimack River Lawrence
Smallmouth Bass 21.5 Quabbin Reservoir Petersham
Sunfish 11.25 Norwich Pond Huntington
Tiger Muskellunge      
Tiger Trout 17.25 Webster Lake Webster
Walleye 29.5 Connecticut River Holyoke
White Catfish 30 Connecticut River Deerfield
White Perch 15.5 Spring Pond Peabody
Yellow Perch 15 Spot Pond Stoneham
Yellow Perch 15 Russell Pond Russell

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

Updated September 21, 2018

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