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Berkshires and Pioneer Valley has lots of fresh-water fishing locations

Route 112 Huntington, MA Phone: 413-354-6347

Good for paddling, hiking & walking; fishing; pets allowed except on beach area

Go fish! At C.M. Gardner State Park, launch your canoe and your bait into the scenic Westfield River East, then have a picnic to celebrate the catch.
See C.M. Gardner Park for full description of this park.

1041 Cascade Street Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-442-8992

Good for handicap-accessible recreation, fishing, walking & hiking.

Fish from shore for brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed and golden shiner. Click here to read a full description of Pittsfield State Forest.

86 Dearth Hill Road Brimfield, MA Phone: 413-267-9687

Good for hiking & walking, picnicking, horseback riding; fishing

Fish at Dean Pond, Dearth Hill Pond, or Woodman Pond, as well as any brooks you may come across. See Brimfield State Forest for full description of this park.

Valentine Road Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-499-9344

Park on fresh water lake; fishing, boat ramp; life guards

This city-operated park has a fishing pier. See full description of Burbank Park and Onota Lake.

Lake Mattawa Road Orange, MA Phone: 978-544-2254

This clear lake is said to be a source of "trophy" trout for fishermen. The state stocks that lake with trout every spring. Many other species also are found here. Boat ramp available for motor boats of less thatn 10 hp. See full description of Lake Mattawa.

York Lake Road Sandisfield, MA Phone: 413 229-8212

York Lake is stocked with trout three times each year. Full description of Sandisfield State Forest.

136 Damon Road at Route 9 Northampton, MA Phone: 413-586-8706

Fish for various species along the serene and panoramic Connecticut River. Enter with a fishing boat from the Pauchaug, Barton Cove, Sunderland, Oxbow Ramp, South Hadley/Chicopee, and Chicopee Boat Access points (find details below).
See full description of Connecticut River Greenway State Park.
See information about boat ramps in Connecticut River Greenway State Park.

392 Montague Road Wendell, MA Phone: 413-659-3797

Good for boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, and swimming.

Ruggles Pond offers 10 acres of fresh water for fishing and swimming. See Wendell State Park for full description of this park.

69 Bluehill Road Monterey, MA, 01245 Phone: 413-528-0904

Good for non-motorized boating, walking & hiking, camping, snowmobiling; fishing; leashed pets allowed

Fishing at Beartown State Forest is plentiful in the warm season. Fish brooks or Benedict Pond, from the shore or in a boat. Fish species include largemouth bass and pickerel. See Beartown State Forest for full description of this park.

Chesterfield Gorge

River Road Chesterfield, MA, 01012 Phone: 413-532-1631

Fishing is permitted at this gorge on the Westfield River but it must be catch-and-release fishing, using only artificial lures. See full description of Chesterfield Gorge.

Center Street Ludlow, MA Phone:

This is a 25-acre warm water pond located just northeast of the Massachusetts Pike and Route 21 intersection. A paved public launch ramp suitable for trailer launching is located just to the right of the public beach. Access is off North Street. Motor boats are prohibited and shoreline access is limited. There is no vehicle/trailer parking on the ramp, although there is parking available in the town beach parking lot across the street. The fish population was last sampled in 1980 summer survey. The species found were largemouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel, killifish and white perch. Trout are stocked annually to create a put and take urban fishery.

175 Mohawk Trail / Route 2 Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 413-339-5504

Good for year-round camping, viewing nature & wildlife, and trout fishing.

Fish for trout along over 18 miles of rivers and streams. See Mohawk Trail State Forest for full description of park.

1199 Middle Road Clarksburg, MA Phone: 413-664-8345

Good for camping, hiking, boating; non-motor boats only

Fishing at Mauserts Pond with amenities nearby. See Clarksburg State Park for full description of this park.

260 Central Shaft Road Florida, MA Phone: 413-663-8469

Handicap-accessible hiking and camping; water sports, picnicking, hiking, camping, paddling, pets allowed

Fish for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, among other species, from a canoe or from shore at North and South Ponds. See Savoy Mountain State Forest for full description of park.

1048 North Road Westfield, MA, 01085 Phone: 413-532-3985

Fishing is done at this popular park with a fresh-water pond. See full description of Hampton Ponds State Park.

125 Reservation Road Holyoke, MA Phone: 413-534-1186

Good for handicap-accessible recreation, fishing, hiking & walking, paddling

Mount Tom is a large property that includes the 10-acre Lake Bray for fishing. Boating and fishing also are done at the Oxbow, two miles north of the Route 5 entrance to Mount Tom.

94 Lakeview Road Shutesbury, MA Phone: 413-367-0317

Plentiful fishing for bass and trout at this day-use park with a large, clean lake. See full description of Lake Wyola.

Route 20 Chester, MA Phone: 413-354-6347

Good for walking & hiking, horseback riding, hunting (restrictions), mountain biking, fishing

Upon arriving at this park, you'll find wetlands across from the parking area, along Beulah Land Road, but more fish-able spots include: Sanderson Brook, which leads to small waterfalls; a small pond off the Ferguson Road Trails; West Branch Gold Mine Brook; a pond within the easily accessible Boulder Park Trail; and the gorgeous Westfield River.
See Chester-Blandford State Forest for full description of this park.

Cape Street, Route 112 Goshen, MA Phone: 413-268-7098

Good for boating, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and winter sports; pets permitted except on sandy beach; non-motorized boats only.

Fish off the pier here; cast off from the shore of the Upper and Lower Highland Lakes. See DAR State Forest for full description of this park.

410 Tolland Road East Otis, MA Phone: 413-269-6002

Good for many recreational activities including boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and picnics.

Trout and bass fishing deep in Otis Reservoir. See Tolland State Forest for full description of park.