Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest - Application

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Delaware River – April 20th to 23rd 2023

Shad Fishing Contest Rules

Contest Info

Shad Fishing Contest Rules

Prizes

Shad Fishing Contest Rules

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The 2022 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest registration is now closed.
We will no longer be taking applications for the 2022 Shad Contest.

Application/Registration – 2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest – April 20th to 23rd

Instructions – 2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

Please choose below the type of registration that you would perfer (Mail-in Check/ Money Order  or Online Registration with Credit Card). If you have any questions or troubles please email or call us.  (610) 762-0440 –  eric@shadfishingcontest.com

The entry fee for the 2023 contest which runs from April, 20 thru 23 is $45.00 for adults 16 and over and $25.00 for youths 15 years and under. All registrants will receive a Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest T-Shirt. Be sure to include your shirt size on your entry form.

Registrations must be received by U.S. mail no later than midnight Wednesday- April 19, 2023

Registrations will be accepted in person up to 8:00am April 20th, 2023.

 

The 2022 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest registration is now closed.
We will no longer be taking applications for the 2022 Shad Contest.

Adult Entry Fee $45.00 – Youth Age 15 & Under $25.00

* Each Contest Participant must have their own Application/Registration.


*Each Application/Registration includes a Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest T-Shirt
(Adult & Youth Sizes – Adult S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL & 5XL – Youth S, M, L, Adult S, & Adult M).
*Please remember to include you shirt size with each Application/Registration.

Register Online

*Each person must have their own Online Registration / Application.  *So you can only order and pay for one at a time.

Adults Over 15 – Registration/Application
2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Application – Pay Online

Youths 15 & Under Registration/Application
2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Application – Pay Online

Mail in Registration

2023 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest Application – Download PDF

Contact Kids Shad Fishing Contest

2023 Official Rules and Regulations – Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

1. Every angler in the boat must be registered in the contest. A non-fishing companion is acceptable. Anyone caught with non-registered angler(s) on board will be disqualified and banned from fishing the contest in the future.
2. Fishing is from boat or shore.
3. All shad must be weighed on official scale located at the Phillipsburg N.J. Boat Launch
4. Winners to be decided by heaviest weight, no minimum length
5. In a case of a tie, fish weighed in first, wins tiebreaker
6. All fish are to be gutted by weigh master, and retained
7. Anyone caught tampering with fish, will be disqualified, and banned for life
8. Current PA OR N.J. regulations apply.
9. Entrants age 15 and under will need parent , or legal guardian signature.
10. A Pa or N.J. fishing license is required for ages 16 and older, and must be shown at time of weigh in, unless exempt.
11. Permitted fishing water is the length of the Delaware River only. No Tributaries
12. Weigh Station hours are 8:30 am to 9:00 pm. If you call by 9pm, I will allow 1 hour, which would be 10 pm.
13. All registrations will be accepted at discretion of committee.
14. Registrations must be received by U.S. mail, no later than midnight Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Registrations will be accepted in person, until 8am April 20, 2023. Call Eric @ 610 762 0440
15. Prize amounts will be determined by the number of entries, and contributions from contest sponsors
16. Each entrant can win one 1st, one 2nd, one 3rd, and one 4th place daily prize, and one overall prize. Same applies for kids divisions
17. If you finish in the top ten, you will be ineligible for the kids, women, and senior bonus prizes
18. Awards ceremony will be held Monday, April 24, 2023, at the Phillipsburg Boat Launch at 6:00pm
19. 2 Hooks per line maximum

NOTE: Please remember to call me for current weights. We want to release all fish that will not place. 610-762- 0440 (Eric).

12TH ANNUAL BI-STATE SHAD FISHING CONTEST
APRIL 20 – 23, 2023

NOTE: Please remember to call me for current weights. We want to release all fish that will not place. 6107620440 (Eric). I also post the leader board on Facebook.

Please complete PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION
Division of Fisheries Management
FISHING EVENT REPORT

PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND
BOAT COMMISSION
Division of Fisheries Management

FISHING EVENT REPORT

Please print, complete, and mail in the Pennsylvania Fishing Event Report PDF. This will help Pennsylvania manage the Shad runs on the Delaware River. Please help!

 

Mail To:
PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND
BOAT COMMISSION
Division of Fisheries Management
595 E. Rolling Ridge Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823-9620

The 2022 Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest registration is now closed.
We will no longer be taking applications for the 2022 Shad Contest.

Address:
715 Buttermilk Road
Hellertown PA 18055-9779

Phone:
610-762-0440

Email:
eric@shadfishingcontest.com

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