Some of the best fishing in Western MA can be discovered on the Connecticut River.


Western Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s best and underutilized fisheries and fishing-related businesses. Whether you prefer a meandering river, serene lake, or secluded pond, your day on (or alongside) the water is sure to be bountiful … and relaxing.

Our lakes and rivers are world-class resources for fishing and ice fishing, and home to a wide variety of fish, including:

  • Brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Steeelhead trout
  • Cowfish
  • Largemouth bass
  • Pickerel
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Browse Destinations

Chesterfield Gorge

Chesterfield, MA

Connecticut River Greenway State Park

136 Damon Rd
Northampton, MA 01060

DAR State Forest

78 Cape St
Goshen, MA 01032

Fife Brook

239 River Rd
Florida, MA 01247

Quabbin Reservoir - William E. Pula Fishing Area

Old Ward Rd
Belchertown, MA 01007