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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.

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        
Brook Trout        
Brown Trout 8 10 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Bullhead 2 4 Wickaboag Pond West Brookfield
Carp        
Chain Pickerel 5 6 Merrimack River Lawrence
Channel Catfish        
Crappie 2 8 Webster Lake Webster
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon        
Largemouth Bass        
Northern Pike 26 10 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout        
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass        
Sunfish        
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout        
Walleye 5 2 Connecticut River Gill
White Catfish        
White Perch 1 11 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Yellow Perch 1 13 Plainfield Pond Plainfield

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

Updated March 15, 2019

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout        
Brown Trout 2 11 Walden Pond Concord
Bullhead 1 12 Wickaboag Pond West Brookfield
Carp        
Chain Pickerel 3 0 Plainfield Pond Plainfield
Channel Catfish        
Crappie 1 11 Wickaboag Pond West Brookfield
Lake Trout        
Landlocked Salmon        
Largemouth Bass 4 10 Cheshire Reservoir Cheshire
Northern Pike        
Rainbow Trout        
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 3 8 Wickaboag Pond West Brookfield
Smallmouth Bass 3 8 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Sunfish        
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout        
Walleye        
White Catfish        
White Perch 1 8 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Yellow Perch 1 4 Lashaway Lake East Brookfield

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

Updated March 15, 2019

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
Species Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin      
Brook Trout 18 Laurel Lake Lee
Brown Trout 22 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Brown Trout 22 Little Pond Plymouth
Bullhead 16.25 Wickaboag Pond West Brookfield
Carp      
Chain Pickerel 28 Laurel Lake Lee
Channel Catfish      
Crappie 17 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Lake Trout      
Landlocked Salmon      
Largemouth Bass 24 Sudbury River Concord
Northern Pike 45.25 Quacumquasit Pond Brookfield
Rainbow Trout      
Shad      
Smallmouth Bass 21 Spot Pond Stoneham
Sunfish 10 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Tiger Muskellunge      
Tiger Trout 20 Sheep Pond Brewster
Walleye 26.75 Connecticut River Holyoke
White Catfish      
White Perch 15 Webster Lake Webster
Yellow Perch 14.75 Flax Pond Yarmouth

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

Updated March 15, 2019

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