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

Hampton Ponds State Park - Westfield, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
Hampton Ponds State Park

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

Fishing is done at this popular park with a fresh-water pond.
Wendell State Park - Wendell, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
Wendell State Forest

392 Montague Road Wendell, MA, 01379 Phone: 413-659-3797

Ruggles Pond offers 10 acres of fresh water for fishing and swimming. - Trail Map (PDF)
Lake Wyola State Park

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.
Haviland Pond (also called Chapin Pond)

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.
C.M. Gardner State Park - Huntington, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
C.M. Gardner State Park

Route 112 Huntington, MA, 01050 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.
Fishing Kids - Tolland State Forest - East Otis, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
Tolland State Forest

410 Tolland Road East Otis, MA, 01029 Phone: 413-269-6002

Trout and bass fishing deep in Otis Reservoir. - Trail Map (PDF)
Fishing Kid - D.A.R. State Forest - Goshen, MA
D.A.R. State Forest

78 Cape Street - MA Route 112 Goshen, MA, 01032 Phone: 413-268-7098

Fish off the pier here; cast off from the shore of the Upper and Lower Highland Lakes.
Pond at Pittsfield State Forest - Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield State Forest

1041 Cascade Street Pittsfield, MA, 01201 Phone: 413-442-8992

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

Fish from shore for brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed and golden shiner. - Trail Map (PDF)
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake) - Sandisfield, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake)

York Lake Road Sandisfield, MA, 01255 Phone: 413-229-8212

York Lake is stocked with trout three times each year.
Mount Tom State Reservation

125 Reservation Road Holyoke, MA, 01040 Phone: 413-534-1186

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. - Trail Map (PDF)
River in Mohawk Trail State Forest - Charlemont, MA
Mohawk Trail State Forest

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

Fish for trout along over 18 miles of rivers and streams. - Trail Map (PDF)
Season & Hours: Park is open year-round, Sunrise to Sunset. Campsites open from May thru mid-October.
Lake Mattawa

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.
Lake View - Brimfield State Forest - Brimfield, MA - Photo Credit Michael Laferriere
Brimfield State Forest

86 Dearth Hill Road Brimfield, MA, 01010 Phone: 413-267-9687

Fish at Dean Pond, Dearth Hill Pond, or Woodman Pond, as well as any brooks you may come across. - Trail Map (PDF)
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 a full description on our Wal;king & Hiking page.
Connecticut River Greenway State Park

136 Damon Road Northampton, MA, 01060 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).
Fishing - Beartown State Forest - Monterey, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
Beartown State Forest

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

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. - Trail Map (PDF)
Lake View - Savoy Mountain State Forest - Florida, MA - Photo Credit Bailey Fogle
Savoy Mountain State Forest

260 Central Shaft Road Florida, MA, 01247 Phone: 413-663-8469

Fish for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, among other species, from a canoe or from shore at North and South Ponds. - Trail Map (PDF)
Clarksburg State Park - Clarksburg, MA - Photo Credit MA State Parks
Clarksburg State Park

1199 Middle Road Clarksburg, MA, 01247 Phone: 413-664-8345

Fishing at Mauserts Pond with amenities nearby. - Trail Map (PDF)
Brook - Chester-Blandford State Forest - Blandford, MA - Photo Credit Rasvan Iliescu
Chester-Blandford State Forest

20 Chester Road Chester, MA, 01008 Phone: 413-354-6347

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.