Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

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

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Home – Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest – April 25th to 28th 2024

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

Bill  Gordon 2022 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Champion

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   




2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Champion

Steve Kollar

Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

The Top Ten Finishers Of The 2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest are as follows

1ST- $20.000   Steve Kollar, Washington Crossing, Pa. 5.605 lb
2ND- $3,000    Keith Kulp,  Bloomsbury, N.J.  5.205 lb
3RD- $ 2,500   John Davis, Burlington, N.J.  5.100 lb
4TH- $1,300    Ted Bench, Frenchtown, N.J. 5.075 lb
5TH- $1,250    Eric Bossert, Bangor, Pa 5.050 lb
6TH- $1,200    Bonnie Blanchard, Stockton,N.J. 4.700 lb
7TH- $1,150    Dave Perruso, Easton, Pa 4.665 lb
8TH- $ 1,100   Rick Tompkins, Hatboro, Pa 4.655 lb
9TH- $ 1,050   Paul Chontofalsky, Coopersburg, Pa 4.640 lb
10TH- $ 1,000 Zack Zupan, Canastota,N.Y. 4.560 LB

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