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

Paul Franz

Paul Franz

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


Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council
99 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Franklin County Regional Tourism Council
395 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301