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 Name Weight Location Angler Year Caught
American Eel 10lb 3oz Shetucket River, Norwich Charles J. Lobacz 1993
American Shad 9lb 4oz Connecticut River, Windsor Edward Cypus 1981
Bluegill 2lb 4oz Private Pond, Madison Daniel Gesner 1996
Brook Trout 9lb 3oz Blackwells Brook, Brooklyn David Andes 1998
Brown Bullhead 4lb 15oz Prospect Pond, Southington Robert Richey 1990
Brown Trout 19lb 0oz West Hill Pond, Barkhamsted James M. Lucas II 2014
Brown Trout (Sea-run) 10lb 8oz Saugatuck River, Westport Ronald J. Merly 2006
Calico Bass 4lb 0oz Pataganset Lake, East Lyme James M. Boss 1974
Common Carp 43lb 12oz Connecticut River, Hartford Michael Hudak 2012
Chain Pickerel 8lb 9oz West Twin Lake, Salisbury Alden L. Foss 2005
Channel Catfish 29lb 6oz Mashapaug Lake, Union Appleton Barrows 2004
Fallfish 2lb 4oz Farmington River, Simsbury Chad Tessmann 2012
Kokanee 2lb 14oz East Twin Lake, Salisbury Tom Pasko 2011
Lake Trout 29lb 13oz Wononscopmuc Lake, Salisbury Dr. Thompson 1918
Largemouth Bass 12lb 14oz Mashapaug Lake, Union Frank Domurat 1961
Northern Pike 29lb 0oz Lake Lillinonah, Brookfield Joseph Nett 1980
Pumpkinseed 1lb 3oz Lake Marie, Windham Robyn Rogers 1973
Rainbow Trout 14lb 1oz Mansfield Hollow Res., Mansfield Michael V. Ludlow 1998
Rock Bass 1lb 3oz Colebrook Reservoir, Colebrook Ernie Gonsalves 1989
1lb 3oz Shenipsit Lake, Tolland James Bonan 1995
Smallmouth Bass 7lb 12oz Shenipsit Lake, Tolland Joseph Mankauskas, Jr. 1980
Tiger Trout 7lb 14oz Quassapaug Lake, Middlebury Jerry Barth 2011
Walleye 15lb 3.68oz Beach Pond, Voluntown Vincent Deledda 2015
White Catfish 12lb 12oz Connecticut River, Middletown John L. Shatas 1999
White Perch 2lb 15oz Candlewood Lake, New Fairfield Don Loftus, Jr. 1996
Yellow Perch 2lb 13oz Black Pond, Woodstock Miller B. Bassett 1973

Common Name Weight Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught
Albacore 68lb 14oz 46.5″ Atlantis Canyon John Dagon 2012
American Eel 5lb 3oz 39.5″ West Haven Alyssa Zuppe 2017
Atlantic Bonito 11lb 8oz 29.5″ Ocean Beach Mark Drummey 2017
Atlantic Cod 45lb 0oz South of Block Island John Chomen 2004
Black Sea Bass 7lb 8oz 25″ Six Mile Reef Mike Lane 2005
Blackfish (Tautog) 26lb 9.6oz 34″ Two Tree Island Thien Nguyen 2015
Blue Crab 8.81” Oyster River Thomas Buonanni 2016
Bluefin Tuna 770lb 0oz Block Island Sound Lester Debetta 1990
Bluefish 24lb 13oz Norwalk Island Charles J. Toth 1979
Blue Marlin 449lb 6oz Atlantis Canyon Jeffery K. Eckert 2001
Blue Shark 361lb 0oz Ranger Wreck Robert H. Olsen 1993
Clearnose Skate 9lb 8oz 37″ Fort Nathan Hale Anthony Carpentino 2017
Conger Eel 7lb 4oz Noank Maria Annunziata 1987
Cunner 3lb 4oz Block Island Sound Wesley E. Sargent 1998
Hickory Shad 3lb 4oz Niantic River, Niantic Richard Kozlowski 2003
Hogchoker 9oz 10.25″ West Haven Albert Zuppe 2016
Little Tunny (False Albacore) 16lb 13oz 37″ Butterfish Hole Vincent Deledda 2011
Mako Shark 650lb 0oz Block Island Sound Gregory J. Erisoty 1987
Oyster Toadfish 2lb 8oz Millstone Point, Waterford Zach Naoumides 2007
Pollock 34lb 2oz Block Island Sound Joe DeCosta 2000
Sandbar (Brown) Shark 118lb 7oz CT River, Old Saybrook Bruce Kelly 1995
Scup (Porgy) 4lb 2oz 19″ Block Island Sound Marcelo Moutinho 2012
Sheepshead Porgy 10lb 11oz Branford Reef Clyde Turner 1998
Smooth Dogfish 11lb 11oz 57″ New Haven Breakwall Jennifer Zuppe 2017
Squid 14.25″ mantle Stonington Christopher Sottile 2016
Striped Bass WORLD RECORD 81lb 15oz 54″ Outer Southwest Reef Greg Myerson 2011
Striped Sea Robin 4lb 3oz 20″ Housatonic River Howard Wolowitz 2012
Summer Flounder (Fluke) 14lb 11oz 31″ Black Point, Niantic Tobey Sweet 2013
Thresher Shark 467lb 0oz Montauk Point Mark Hiller 2006
Weakfish 17lb 14oz Fayerweather Island June Andrejko 1986
White Perch 1lb 15oz 14″ CT River Ferry Landing Rufino Vargas Jr. 2015
Winter Flounder 6lb 1oz Millstone Pt., Waterford Tom Kobas 1999
Winter Skate 17lb 6oz Watch Hill, R.I. William F. Zanks 1995
Yellowfin Tuna 210lb 7oz Block Canyon Cahrles J. Lobacz 1991

Common Name Weight Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught
Atlantic Chub Mackerel 2lb 1oz 14.0″ Montauk Shoal Brandon Collins 2016
Banded Rudderfish 1lb 1oz 12.6″ Pleasure Beach, Jordan Cove Valinn Ranelii 2011
Black Drum 15lb 3oz New Haven Breakwater Howard D. LaFrance 2001
Black Grouper 1lb 4oz 13.5″ Millstone Outflow Hugh Durham 2012
Cobia 18lb 0oz East Haven Nicholas Carafeno 2008
Gray Snapper 5lb 15oz 25.0″ Milestone Outflow Nelson Carey 2016
Gray Triggerfish 6lb 1.5oz 19.0″ Pine Island, Groton Keith Mehmet 2016
Jack Crevalle 3lb 7.5oz 18.8″ Millstone Outflow, Waterford Hugh Durham 2014
Ladyfish 3lb 8oz 23″ Millstone Pt., Waterford Nelson Carey 1995
Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish) 47lb 2oz 60″ Fish Tales Canyon John Dagon 2016
Monkfish 42lb 0oz 40″ Southside of Fisher’s Island Craig Weagle 2016
Northern Kingfish 2lb 10oz 19.5 Silver Sands State Park Christopher Shea 2016
Porbeagle Shark 191lb 0oz 75″ Ryan’s Horn Austin Urban 2013
Roughtail Stingray 86lb 15oz 88″ Millstone Outflow, Waterford Kevin McCafferey 2014
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 235lb 0oz Block Island Sound Richard Bonaccorsi 1992
Smooth Puffer 9lb 6oz 25.25″ Sara’s Ledge Wayne Schneider 2016
Spanish Mackerel 6lb 5oz Branford Beacon Michael Audet 2003
Swordfish 359lb 0oz Fish Tales Fred J. Malcarne 2004
Torpedo Ray 89lb 8oz Misquamicut, R.I. Chuck Adams 2008
Wahoo 88lb 0oz Fish Tales Mike Matrishon 2005
White Marlin 108lb 8oz Block Canyon Frederick Iasiello 1988

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