Connecticut Record Fish


Connecticut Freshwater Record Fish

We have compiled a few photos of the freshwater fish records for the state of Connecticut. More will be added as they become available. Click here to visit the FRESHWATER RECORD FISH page.


Common NameWeightLocationAnglerYear Caught
American Eel10lb 3ozShetucket River, NorwichCharles J. Lobacz1993
American Shad9lb 4ozConnecticut River, WindsorEdward Cypus1981
Bluegill2lb 4ozPrivate Pond, MadisonDaniel Gesner1996
Brook Trout9lb 3ozBlackwells Brook, BrooklynDavid Andes1998
Brown Bullhead4lb 15ozProspect Pond, SouthingtonRobert Richey1990
Brown Trout19lb 0ozWest Hill Pond, BarkhamstedJames M. Lucas II2014
Brown Trout (Sea-run)10lb 8ozSaugatuck River, WestportRonald J. Merly2006
Calico Bass4lb 0ozPataganset Lake, East LymeJames M. Boss1974
Common Carp43lb 12ozConnecticut River, HartfordMichael Hudak2012
Chain Pickerel8lb 9ozWest Twin Lake, SalisburyAlden L. Foss2005
Channel Catfish29lb 6ozMashapaug Lake, UnionAppleton Barrows2004
Fallfish2lb 4ozFarmington River, SimsburyChad Tessmann2012
Kokanee2lb 14ozEast Twin Lake, SalisburyTom Pasko2011
Lake Trout29lb 13ozWononscopmuc Lake, SalisburyDr. Thompson1918
Largemouth Bass12lb 14ozMashapaug Lake, UnionFrank Domurat1961
Northern Pike29lb 0ozLake Lillinonah, BrookfieldJoseph Nett1980
Pumpkinseed1lb 3ozLake Marie, WindhamRobyn Rogers1973
Rainbow Trout14lb 1ozMansfield Hollow Res., MansfieldMichael V. Ludlow1998
Rock Bass1lb 3ozColebrook Reservoir, ColebrookErnie Gonsalves1989
1lb 3ozShenipsit Lake, TollandJames Bonan1995
Smallmouth Bass7lb 12ozShenipsit Lake, TollandJoseph Mankauskas, Jr.1980
Tiger Trout7lb 14ozQuassapaug Lake, MiddleburyJerry Barth2011
Walleye15lb 3.68ozBeach Pond, VoluntownVincent Deledda2015
White Catfish12lb 12ozConnecticut River, MiddletownJohn L. Shatas1999
White Perch2lb 15ozCandlewood Lake, New FairfieldDon Loftus, Jr.1996
Yellow Perch2lb 13ozBlack Pond, WoodstockMiller B. Bassett1973

Common NameWeightLengthLocation CaughtAnglerYear Caught
Albacore68lb 14oz46.5″Atlantis CanyonJohn Dagon2012
American Eel5lb 3oz39.5″West HavenAlyssa Zuppe2017
Atlantic Bonito11lb 8oz29.5″Ocean BeachMark Drummey2017
Atlantic Cod45lb 0ozSouth of Block IslandJohn Chomen2004
Black Sea Bass7lb 8oz25″Six Mile ReefMike Lane2005
Blackfish (Tautog)26lb 9.6oz34″Two Tree IslandThien Nguyen2015
Blue Crab8.81”Oyster RiverThomas Buonanni2016
Bluefin Tuna770lb 0ozBlock Island SoundLester Debetta1990
Bluefish24lb 13ozNorwalk IslandCharles J. Toth1979
Blue Marlin449lb 6ozAtlantis CanyonJeffery K. Eckert2001
Blue Shark361lb 0ozRanger WreckRobert H. Olsen1993
Clearnose Skate9lb 8oz37″Fort Nathan HaleAnthony Carpentino2017
Conger Eel7lb 4ozNoankMaria Annunziata1987
Cunner3lb 4ozBlock Island SoundWesley E. Sargent1998
Hickory Shad3lb 4ozNiantic River, NianticRichard Kozlowski2003
Hogchoker9oz10.25″West HavenAlbert Zuppe2016
Little Tunny (False Albacore)16lb 13oz37″Butterfish HoleVincent Deledda2011
Mako Shark650lb 0ozBlock Island SoundGregory J. Erisoty1987
Oyster Toadfish2lb 8ozMillstone Point, WaterfordZach Naoumides2007
Pollock34lb 2ozBlock Island SoundJoe DeCosta2000
Sandbar (Brown) Shark118lb 7ozCT River, Old SaybrookBruce Kelly1995
Scup (Porgy)4lb 2oz19″Block Island SoundMarcelo Moutinho2012
Sheepshead Porgy10lb 11ozBranford ReefClyde Turner1998
Smooth Dogfish11lb 11oz57″New Haven BreakwallJennifer Zuppe2017
Squid14.25″ mantleStoningtonChristopher Sottile2016
Striped Bass WORLD RECORD81lb 15oz54″Outer Southwest ReefGreg Myerson2011
Striped Sea Robin4lb 3oz20″Housatonic RiverHoward Wolowitz2012
Summer Flounder (Fluke)14lb 11oz31″Black Point, NianticTobey Sweet2013
Thresher Shark467lb 0ozMontauk PointMark Hiller2006
Weakfish17lb 14ozFayerweather IslandJune Andrejko1986
White Perch1lb 15oz14″CT River Ferry LandingRufino Vargas Jr.2015
Winter Flounder6lb 1ozMillstone Pt., WaterfordTom Kobas1999
Winter Skate17lb 6ozWatch Hill, R.I.William F. Zanks1995
Yellowfin Tuna210lb 7ozBlock CanyonCahrles J. Lobacz1991

Common NameWeightLengthLocation CaughtAnglerYear Caught
Atlantic Chub Mackerel2lb 1oz14.0″Montauk ShoalBrandon Collins2016
Banded Rudderfish1lb 1oz12.6″Pleasure Beach, Jordan CoveValinn Ranelii2011
Black Drum15lb 3ozNew Haven BreakwaterHoward D. LaFrance2001
Black Grouper1lb 4oz13.5″Millstone OutflowHugh Durham2012
Cobia18lb 0ozEast HavenNicholas Carafeno2008
Gray Snapper5lb 15oz25.0″Milestone OutflowNelson Carey2016
Gray Triggerfish6lb 1.5oz19.0″Pine Island, GrotonKeith Mehmet2016
Jack Crevalle3lb 7.5oz18.8″Millstone Outflow, WaterfordHugh Durham2014
Ladyfish3lb 8oz23″Millstone Pt., WaterfordNelson Carey1995
Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish)47lb 2oz60″Fish Tales CanyonJohn Dagon2016
Monkfish42lb 0oz40″Southside of Fisher’s IslandCraig Weagle2016
Northern Kingfish2lb 10oz19.5Silver Sands State ParkChristopher Shea2016
Porbeagle Shark191lb 0oz75″Ryan’s HornAustin Urban2013
Roughtail Stingray86lb 15oz88″Millstone Outflow, WaterfordKevin McCafferey2014
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark235lb 0ozBlock Island SoundRichard Bonaccorsi1992
Smooth Puffer9lb 6oz25.25″Sara’s LedgeWayne Schneider2016
Spanish Mackerel6lb 5ozBranford BeaconMichael Audet2003
Swordfish359lb 0ozFish TalesFred J. Malcarne2004
Torpedo Ray89lb 8ozMisquamicut, R.I.Chuck Adams2008
Wahoo88lb 0ozFish TalesMike Matrishon2005
White Marlin108lb 8ozBlock CanyonFrederick Iasiello1988

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