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Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Records

Current freshwater and saltwater fishing records for Massachusetts up too the beginning of the year 2006. Any fish caught and submitted for a Massachusetts state fishing record after January 01, 2006 will not be reflected on this page. For more current and up-to-date records please refer to the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries home page.

Massachusetts Saltwater Game Fish Records
Species Weight Location Date Angler
Albacore New albacore Massachusetts saltwater fishing record 65 lbs. Canyon 8/23/03 Tommy Good
Black Sea Bass 8 lbs. Cotuit 6/8/85 Kevin Smith
Bluefish 27lbs. 4 oz. Graves Light 9/11/82 Louis Gordon
Bluefin Tuna 1,228 lbs. Cape Cod Bay 9/23/84 Marlene Goldstein
Blue Marlin 701 lbs. Fishtails 7/26/92 Walter Morrison
Blue Shark 454 lbs. Inside Fingers 7/19/96 Peter Bergin
Bonito 13 lbs. 8 oz. NB Dike 9/23/02 Eddie Gomez
Cod 92 lbs. Jeffreys Ledge 7/5/87 Robert Radzik
Coho Salmon 18 lbs. 8 oz. North River 1/21/86 James Lewis
Cusk 34 lbs. 4 oz. Stellwagon Bank 7/15/90 Gabe Silverstrone
Dolphin New dolphin fishing record for Massachusetts 38 lbs. 8 oz. Atlantis Canyon 7/26/03 Michael Kane
False Albacore 19 lbs. 5 oz. Edgartown 9/27/1990 Donald MacGillivray
Fluke 21 lbs. 8 oz. Nomans Isl. 9/25/80 Joseph Czapiga
Haddock 20 lbs. Stellwagon Bank 1972 Don Rehnstrom
20 lbs. Boston Lightship 8/3/74 Joseph Gelsomini
Halibut 321 lbs. Mass. Bay 7/21/65 Norman Cournoyer
Mackerel 3 lbs. 8 oz. Hampton Shoal 10/9/94 Steve Ostrander
Mako Shark 1,324 lbs. Mass Bay 7/27/99 Kevin Scola
Pollock 48 lbs. 2 oz. Cashes Ledge 9/14/92 Sal Mocerino
Scup 5 lbs. 14 oz. Noman's Isl. 10/17/83 Robert Pimental
Spanish MackerelNew spanish mackerel saltwater fishing record for Massachusetts 6 lbs. 12 oz. Marthas Vineyard 9/1/03 Timothy Carbone
Striped Bass 73 lbs. Quick's Hole 1913 Charles Church
73 lbs. Sow & Pigs 1967 Charles Cinto
73 lbs. Nauset Beach 11/3/81 Anton Stetzko
Swordfish 646 lbs. Noman's Isl. 1972 Albert Little
Tautog 22 lbs. 9 oz. Gay Head 6/29/78 Michael Horsely
Thresher Shark New thresher shark fishing record for Massachusetts 506 lbs. Fingers 7/18/03 Jonathan Wietecha
Wahoo New wahoo fishing record for Massachusetts 92 lbs. Shipping Lane 8/15/03 Rich Laurendeau
Weakfish 18 lbs 12 oz. Buzzards Bay 8/19/84 George Mahoney
White Marlin 131lbs. Nantucket 7/30/82 Ted Nfatzger
Winter Flounder 8 lbs. 2 oz. Georges Bank 7/12/96 Tom Hillebrand
Wolffish 55 lbs. 8 oz. Cape Cod Bay 6/19/00 Andrew Glovsky
Yellowfin Tuna 187 lbs. Nantucket 8/5/90 Mark Boujoukos

For more information about this fishing derby, please contact John Boardman at John.Boardman@state.ma.us or call (508) 563-1779 x 120.

Massachusetts Freshwater Fishing Records

Current freshwater fishing records for Massachusetts. Just as the saltwater records, any fish submitted for record after the first week of January 2006 will not be reflected on this page. Please refer to the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries home page.

SPECIES
WATER BODY
WEIGHT
ANGLER
YEAR
Bass, Largemouth
Sampson's Pond
Carver
15 lbs 8 oz
Walter Bolonis
1975
Bass, Smallmouth
Wachusett Reservoir
8 lbs 2 oz
Barbara Sasen
1991
Bullhead
Stiles Reservoir
Spencer
3 lbs 8 oz
Roger Aziz Jr.
1985
Bullhead
Whitehall Lake
Hopkinton
3 lbs 8 oz
Janet Bourgeois
1987
Carp
Connecticut River
44 lbs 2 oz
Roger Pyzocha
1993
Catfish, Channel
Ashfield Lake
Ashfield
26 lbs 8 oz
Dana Dodge
1989
Catfish, White
Baddacook Pond
Groton
9 lbs 3 oz
Michael Payne
1987
Crappie
Jake's Pond
Plymouth
4 lbs 10 oz
James Crowley
1980
Perch, White
Wachusett Reservoir
3 lbs 2 oz
Ray Richford
1994
Perch, Yellow
South Watuppa Pond
Fall River
2 lbs 12 oz
James O'Conner
1979
Pickerel, Chain
Laurel Lake
Lee
9 lbs 5 oz
Mrs. James Martin
1954
Pike, Northern
South Pond
Brookfield
35 lbs 0 oz
Don Greenwood Jr.
1988
Salmon, Broodstock
Lake Mattawa
Orange
22 lbs 15 oz
Donald Savoy
1997
Salmon, Landlocked
Wachusett Reservoir
10 lbs 2 oz
Richard Gagne
1985
Shad, American
Connecticut River
11 lbs 4 oz
Bob Thibodo
1986
Sunfish
South Athol Pond
South Athol
2 lbs 1 oz
Heather Bulger
1982
Tiger Muskellunge
Pontoosuc Lake
Pittsfield
27 lbs 0 oz
James Lambert
2001
Trout, Brook
Otis Reservoir
Otis
6 lbs 4 oz
Thomas Laptew
1968
Trout, Brown
Wachusett Reservoir
19 lbs 10 oz
Dana Deblois
1966
Trout, Lake
Quabbin Reservoir
22 lbs 10 oz
Anthony Wieczorek
1988
Trout, Rainbow
Wachusett Reservoir
13 lbs 13 oz
Jeffrey Greco
1999
Trout, Tiger
Peters Pond
Sandwich
5 lbs 9oz
Joseph Pereira
2002
Walleye
Quabbin Reservoir
11 lbs 0 oz
Robert Methot
1975

Awards for prize freshwater fish are offered in 22 categories. Each qualified entry receives a bronze pin. Largest fish in each category receives a "gold" pin and plaque. Fish must meet minimum weight requirements listed below to receive a pin.

Minimum Weight Requirements For Pin Fish Awards

SPECIES
WEIGHT
  SPECIES
WEIGHT
Bullhead
1 lb 12 oz
Salmon, Broodstock
10 lbs
Bass, Largemouth
7 lbs 8 oz
Salmon, Landlocked
5 lbs
Bass, Smallmouth
4 lbs 8 oz
Shad, American
5 lbs
Carp
20 lbs
Sunfish
1 lb
Catfish, Channel
6 lbs
Tiger Muskellunge
10 lbs
Catfish, White
4 lbs
Trout, Brook
2 lbs
Crappie/Calico
2 lbs
Trout, Brown
6 lbs
Perch, White
1 lb 8 oz
Trout, Lake
7 lbs
Perch, Yellow
1 lb 8 oz
Trout, Tiger
3 lbs
Pickerel, Chain
4 lbs 8oz
Trout, Rainbow
4 lbs
Pike, Northern
15 lbs
Walleye
5 lbs

For further information, contact the Freshwater Fish Awards Program Coordinator in Westboro 508-/792-7270

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