The 2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest registration is now open.
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2023 Contest News
Welcome to our new website! New for this year, is the option for online registration. Please note that you can only register and pay for one person at a time.
2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Banquet
This year’s banquet will be held on Saturday, March 18 2023 6 pm, at the Alpha Vol. Fire Hall, 1109 Lee Ave. Alpha, N.J. 08865.
We are asking for gift baskets and goods for our tricky trays, and auctions for this years banquet. Please click here for more information.
2023 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. Update: Give away boat has been approved for 2023
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 24 6 pm, at the awards ceremony, located at the Phillipsburg boat launch.
2023 Shad Contest Dates Are April 20, 21, 22, 23
Below is a fish catch report that was put together by the PFBC, and the Delaware River Shad Fishermen’s Association. Anthony Winn, the shad biologist, is no longer with the PFBC, so the email and text contact info, is not valid. I will update when i get the new contact info. Now more than ever, it is very important to provide the PFBC, with as much shad catch information as we can. With the limit being reduced from 3 shad , down to 2 shad, this information will play a big part, on whether or not more reduction is necessary. If you have any questions about the report, reach out to me. Eric 610 762 0440
2022 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Champion
The Top Ten Finishers Of The 2022 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest are as follows
1ST- $20.000 Bill Gordon, Media, Pa. 5.555 lb
2ND- $3,000 Thomas Fretz, Richlandtown, Pa 5.320 lb
3RD- $ 2,500 Charlie Roberts, Gilbert, Pa 5.070 lb
4TH- $1,300 Terry Nansteel, Bangor, Pa 4.860 lb
5TH- $1,250 Steve Kollar, Washington Crossing, Pa 4.655
6TH- $1,200 Joe Kalmar, Breinigsville,Pa 4.625 lb
7TH- $1,150 Ron Worman, Easton, Pa 4.620 lb
8TH- $ 1,100 Chris Hendershot, Easton, Pa 4.570 lb
9TH- $ 1,050 David Fogel, Weisport, Pa 4.540 lb
10TH- $ 1,000 James Ashe, Columbia,N.J 4.540 LB
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