Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Delaware River – April 25th to 28th 2024

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2024 Contest News

Welcome to our website!  You can now register online, if desired. Please note that you can only register and pay for one person at a time.

2024 Bi-State Shad Fishing Banquet

This year’s banquet will be held on Saturday March 9th 2024 @ 6pm, at the Alpha Vol. Fire Hall, 1109 Lee Ave. Alpha, N.J. 08865.

Banquet Donations

We are asking for gift baskets and goods for our tricky trays, and auctions for this years banquet.  Please click here for more information.

Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

2024 Registration Count

Welcome to our  website,
my name is Eric Fistler, and I have lived by and fished the Delaware River, my entire life. I started the Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest in 2011 after the Easton Shad tournament ceased operations. The Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest is a fun-filled family event, with something for everyone. There is a top ten payout, along with 4 daily prizes. there are 2 senior bonus prizes, a veterans bonus prize, a top 3 women’s bonus prizes, and top 5 kids bonus prizes, in 2 age groups. Age 11 and under, and Age 12 to 15. Prize amounts are determined by entry fees and sponsorship fees. Our grand prize has held steady at $20,000 since 2018. Pending approval, an 18 foot Yamaha G3 Boat, with a 90/65 Jet drive, and Bear Trailer, will be given away. Included with your registration, all contestants are entered into a drawing for the boat package giveaway. Fishing takes place anywhere on the Delaware River. Tributaries are off-limit.

Online registration. Please note that you can only register and pay for one person at a time. Follow the online instructions to choose either adult, or kids option, and shirt size. We are asking that contestants try to pick up your contest t/shirt, either during the contest, or Monday, April 29 2024  6 pm, at the awards ceremony, located at the Phillipsburg boat launch.


2024 Shad Contest Dates Are  April 25, 26, 27, 28

Our Grand Prize has increased to $25,000 for 2024

The Top Ten Finishers Of The 2024 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest are as follows


1ST- $25,000   Ryan Peterson, Easton, Pa. 5.185 lb
2ND- $3,000    Steve Kollar,  Washington Crossing, Pa.  5.180 lb
3RD- $ 2,500   Mickey Kitchen, Blairstown, N.J.  5.170 lb
4TH- $1,300     Ron Bane Sr, Frackville, Pa  5.130 lb
5TH- $1,250     George Behre, Ruckersville, NJ. 5.120 lb
6TH- $1,200     Jared Casciole, Easton, Pa. 5.090 lb
7TH- $1,150     Robin Bet, Bangor, Pa 5.085 lb
8TH- $ 1,100    Michael Joirle, Myrtle Beach S.C. 5.025 lb
9TH- $ 1,050    Patricia Getz, Easton, Pa 4.985 lb
10TH- $ 1,000 Tom Meixsell, Nazareth, Pa. 4.979 LB

Day 1 Results

1. $250  Ryan Peterson        5.185lb
2. $200 Mickey Kitchen      5.170lb
3. $150  George Behre          5.120lb
4. $100  Roger Randall        4.865lb

Day 2 Results:

1. $250    Steve Kollar        5.180lb
2. $200   Ron Bane Sr       5.130lb
3. $150    Patricia Getz      4.985lb
4. $100   Tom
Meixsell     4.979 lb


Day 3 Results

1. $250    Robin Bet               5.085lb
2. $200   Michael  Jiorle     5.025lb
3. $150    Jacob Hockman  4.860lb
4. $100   Harper Getz          4.810lb

Day 4 Results

1. $250  Jared  Casciole     5.090lb
2. $200  Pat Clinese            4.930lb
3. 150  Ken Hess                   4.790lb
4. $100  Collin Miller         4.770lb


Kids Age 11 & Under
1st $300    Harper Getz   4.810 lbs
2nd $200  Ainsley Ellis   4.420 lbs
3rd $150   Reagan McGuinness  4.255 lbs
4th $125    Miguel Mendez   4.250 lbs
5th $100   Alexianna Nansteel   4.170 lbs


Kids Age 12 to 15
1st $300      Jacob Hockman      4.860 lbs
2nd $200    Brayden Kirkland  4.450 lbs 
3rd $150     Brayden Kirkland   4.355 lbs

4th $125      Tristan Fawthrop   4.210 lbs
5th $100      Carmine Waskiel    4.200 lbs

Women’s Bonus Prizes
1st      $300      Harper Getz   4.810 lbs
2nd    $200     Tailyn Faulkner  4.745 lbs
3rd    $100       Laverne Stephens   4.430 lbs


Sr Bonus Prize Age 65 to 74

4.775  John Kulak   $100


Sr Bonus Prize Age 75 & Up

4.865    Roger Randall   $100

Veterans Bonus Prize

$500  Ron Bane Sr   5.130lbs


Congratulations to Ernest Lane Winner of the 18 foot Yamaha G3 Boat with a 90/65 Yamaha Jet Drive. 



2024 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Champion

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