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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

9

10 Taunton River Taunton
Brook Trout 4 5 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Brown Trout 12 15 Walden Pond Concord
Bullhead 3 6 Plug Pond Haverhill
Carp 21 1 Laurel Lake Lee
Carp 21 1 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Chain Pickerel 5 12 Little Cliff Pond Brewster
Channel Catfish 15 4 Connecticut River Gill
Crappie 2 2 Quacumquasit Pond East Brookfield
Lake Trout 14 8 Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown
Landlocked Salmon 6 8 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Largemouth Bass 9 0 Ponkapog Pond Canton
Northern Pike 18 5 Cheshire Reservoir Cheshire
Northern Pike 18 5 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 5 0 Swift River Palmer
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 5 11 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Sunfish 1 7 Richmond Pond Richmond
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 2 12 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Walleye 4 3 Connecticut River Gill
White Catfish 6 8 Mashpee-Wakeby Lake Mashpee
White Perch 2 8 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Yellow Perch 1 14 Johnsons Pond Groveland

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

Updated November 27, 2020

***NOTE:  Catch-and-keep affidavits for fish caught when this category was closed (March 16, 2020 - July 6, 2020 due to COVID-19) that meet the requirements will be issued bronze pins; however, these entries will not be eligible for a gold pin.

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 2 8 Little Pond Plymouth
Brown Trout 3 2 Little Pond Plymouth
Bullhead 2 4 Pleasant Pond Wenham
Carp 21 7 Mill Pond Danvers
Chain Pickerel 6 0 Norwich Pond Huntington
Channel Catfish 8 4 Deerfield River Deerfield
Crappie 1 3 Ashmere Lake Hinsdale
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon 4 12 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Largemouth Bass 5 5 Connecticut River Easthampton
Northern Pike        
Rainbow Trout 3 8 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 4 6 Onota Lake Pittsifeld
Sunfish 1 2 Richmond Pond Pittsfield
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 1 1 Goose Pond Tyringham
Walleye        
White Catfish 5 15 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 1 5 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Yellow Perch 1 7 Russell Pond Russell

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

Updated November 27, 2020

***NOTE:  Catch-and-keep affidavits for fish caught when this category was closed (March 16, 2020 - July 6, 2020 due to COVID-19) that meet the requirements will be issued bronze pins; however, these entries will not be eligible for a gold pin.

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
Species Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin 28.50" Connecticut River Northampton
Bowfin 28.50" Taunton River Taunton
Brook Trout 19.50" Hamblin Pond Barnstable
Brown Trout 32.00" Littleville Reservoir Huntington
Bullhead 19.50" Plugs Pond Haverhill
Bullhead 19.50" Charles River Cambridge
Carp 40.50" Merrimack River Haverhill
Chain Pickerel 28.75" Leverett Pond Leverett
Channel Catfish 34.50" Connecticut River  
Crappie 18.25" Putnamville Reservoir Danvers
Lake Trout 34.00" Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Landlocked Salmon 27.00" Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Largemouth Bass 24.25" Buffumville Reservoir Charlton
Northern Pike 43.00" Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 23.00" LIttleville Reservoir Huntington
Shad 24.00" Chicopee River Chicopee
Smallmouth Bass 23.50" Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Sunfish 12.00" Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Tiger Muskellunge      
Tiger Trout 23.00" Westfield River Russell
Walleye 28.25" Connecticut River West Springfield
White Catfish 22.00" Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 17.00" Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Yellow Perch 15.75" Putnamville Reservoir Danvers

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

Updated November 27, 2020

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