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Last Updated: 3/2018
Fishing
     Demond Pond offers excellent fishing for Largemouth Bass, many of which are in the 2-4 pound size range, with an occasional 5+ pounder. Trout fishing in spring is also good, however it is unlikely that these fish holdover until fall.  Demond Pond has produced Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, and Yellow Perch that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

Description
      Demond Pond is a 122-acre Great Pond located off Pleasantdale Road about one mile south of Route 122A in Rutland. The bottom type is mud, although there are some areas of rocky reef and rubble. About half of the shoreline is developed with year round homes and cottages. Cover is provided by boulders and downed trees with some
areas of aquatic vegetation.  
​The majority of the land surrounding the lake in owned by DCR as a watershed to Quabbin.
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:       2.3 miles
Nearest Address:   
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Position:  42-21.40 N 71-58.31 W
USGS Map:  Worcester North, MA
 
Access: 
Boat access is off of Pleasant Street on the west side of the dam, but the dirt ramp is suitable only for light boats, car top boats and canoes. Shore fishing is limited to private property except for the dam area immediately adjacent to the boat ramp.

Physical Features:
  • Area:                122 acres
  • Max depth:         27 feet
  • Average Depth:  10 feet
  • Transparency:      8.5 feet
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Homes, Farmland
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1996
  • 12 species:  Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead, Golden Shiner, and White Sucker. Demond Pond is also stocked each spring with trout.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 17.4 miles, 29 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the tollbooths, head southwest on I-84.
  2. At mile 1.1, take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. At mile 3.4, at stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  4. At mile 10.9, turn left onto Route 9 East Main Street.
  5. At mile 11.2, just after the McDonalds and at the stop light, turn left onto Meadow Road.
  6. At mile 12.8, at the stop sign, turn left onto Route 31 North.
  7. At mile 17.1, turn left onto Barclay Road/Rockland Street. (Treasure Valley Camping sign)
  8. At mile 18.2, just after Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, the road becomes Pleasantdale Road.
  9. Cross Route 122 and at mile 20.8, arrive at the boat ramp and parking for 3 vehicles next to the dam.

Demond Pond Watershed Association
State Pond Map