Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest - News/Events

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

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Welcome to our website, courtesy of D.C. Helms Inc. Phillipsburg, N.J.  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  6pm, at the awards ceremony, located at the Phillipsburg boat launch.

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Visit our links page for a list of fishing guide




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

Our schedule is just about full. Here is the updated list. Thank you to everyone who attends our get togethers. Also, with our banquet only 2 weeks out, we are asking for gift baskets, and or donated items for our tricky trays, and silent auctions. We are looking good for volunteers to prepare the food, and clean up afterwards, but any additional help would be greatly appreciated. We meet at noon, at the Alpha Vol Fire Hall. In other news, Bob Mayberry has informed me that the give away boat is on its way. We will be at Mayberry Marine on Saturday March 30 for an open house. Stop by and join me in thanking Bob Mayberry, his family and staff, for everything they do for the Bi State Shad Fishing Contest. Bob is also very active in our sponsorship drive. That is it for now, see ya at Dub’s this evening.

Our next get together is this Saturday March 2nd, 6pm at Tiptons Tavern 3231 Belvidere Rd Phillipsburg, NJ. We had big turn outs our 1st two years at Tiptons, and are hoping for the same this time around. Stop by and help us show support to our Corporate Sponsor. Bring your appetite, as the food here is awesome. Whether you are a well experienced shad angler, Novice, or beginner, you can pick up some tips and tactics, from some of the best shad anglers around. Who is bringing some shad supplies to sell? Water temp in Belvidere is 43 degrees, and 44 degrees in Riegelsville. Won’t be long now. See you all there

If you are looking to book a shad fishing trip for 2024,  the following guides have trips available

Finseeker River Guide Service
Tim Keebler
215 262 4811

Big D River Guide Service
Dieter Scheel
610 574 7519

Lambertville Area

Rusty Balls Tackle & Guide Service
Rusty Held
484 239 4723

Easton Area

Fresh Water Krew Guide Service
Nick Picone
908 310 5874
multi species fishing guide
Easton, Raubsville, Riegelsville Area

Freedom Outdoors Guide Service
Craig  McGuinness
908 392 3699

Bass Chaser Guide Service
Capt. Karl
215 840 3093
Shad, Stripers, Flatheads, Snakeheads, & Smallmouth Bass





2024 Get Together  Dates 6pm start times

Saturday  January 13 @ 6pm    Riverside Barr & Grill
Saturday  January 27 @ 6pm    Dub’s on 5th
Saturday  February 3 @ 6pm    Domenico’s Pizzeria & Liquor  507 US-46, Belvidere, NJ
Saturday  February 17@ 6pm   Italian American Social Club   Pursel & Mill Streets  Phillipsburg NJ 08865
Saturday  February 24 @ 6pm  Dub’s on 5th  West Easton
Saturday  March 2 @ 6 pm      Tiptons Tavern
Saturday  March  9  @ 6pm     Banquet:   Alpha Vol Fire Hall  1109 Lee Ave  Alpha, NJ 08865

Saturday  March 16 @ 6pm      Hootz Bar 12 River Rd  Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Saturday  March 23 @ 6pm     Huntington Vol Fire Co  1 Maple Ave  Phillipsburg, NJ 08865   Buy & Sell, Show & Tell
Saturday March 30 8am-3pm   Mayberry Marine  Open House  232 Main St Port Murray,  NJ 07865
Saturday  April  6  @ 6 pm       The Richmond Hotel  8491 N. Delaware Dr.  Bangor, Pa 18013
Saturday April 13  @ 6 pm       Pizza Villa  (formerly ILL GAETTANO’S Restaurant)  665 Columbus Ave  Phillipsburg, NJ

Our annual banquet will be held on Saturday March 9th 2024  6pm @ the Alpha Vol Fire Hall 1109 Lee Ave Alpha, NJ 

2023 Bi State Shad Fishing Contest Results

1st $20,000 Steve Kollar 5.605 lbs
2nd $3,000 Keith Kulp 5.205 lbs
3rd $2,500 John Davis 5.100 lbs
4th $1,300 Ted Bench 5.075 lbs
5th $1,250 Eric Bossert 5.050 lbs
6th $1,200 Bonnie Blanchard 4.700 lbs
7th $1,150 Dave Perruso 4.665 lbs
8th $1,100 Rick Tompkins 4.655 lbs
9th $1,050 Paul Chontofalsky 4.640 lbs
10th $1,000 Zack Zupan 4.560 lbs
Day 1 Daily Prizes
1st $250 Dave Perruso 4.665 lbs
2nd $200 Jack Esterly 4.400 lbs
3rd $150 Jesse Bardwell 4.300 lbs
4th $100 Fred Hicks 4.295 lbs
Day 2 Daily Prizes
1st $250 Eric Bossert 5.050 lbs
2nd $200 Paul Chontofalsky 4.640 lbs
3rd $150 Scott Caramella 4.545 lbs
4th $100 Gus Jiorle 4.525 lbs
Day 3 Daily Prizes
1st $250 Steve Kollar 5.605 lbs
2nd $200 Keith Kulp 5.205 lbs
3rd $150 John Davis 5.100 lbs
4th $100 Zack Zupan 4.;560 lbs
Day 4 Daily Prizes
1st $250 Ted Bench 5.075 lbs
2nd $200 Bonnie Blanchard 4.700 lbs
3rd $150 Rick Tompkins 4.655 lbs
4th $100 Cody Blanchard 4.400 lbs
Kids Age 11 & Under
1st $300 Macy Silva 4.255 lbs
2nd $200 Miguel Mendez 4.215 lbs
3rd $150 Cayson Johnson 4.185 lbs
4th $125 Harper Getz 3.950 lbs
5th $100 Carter Becker 3.810 lbs
Kids Age 12 to 15
1st $300  Cody Blanchard  4.400 lbs
2nd $200  Carmine Waskiel   4.235
3rd $150   Tristan Fawthrop   3.960
4th $125   Cole Sacks      3.815
5th $100   Dionte Wheeler    3.760
Women’s Bonus Prizes
1st $300 Amanda Johnson 4.260 lbs
2nd $200 Macy Silva 4.255 lbs
3rd $100 Patricia Getz 4.075 lbs
Veterans Bonus Prize
John Davis $200 5.100 lbs
Senior Bonus Prize Age 75 & Up
Paul Chontofalsky $100 4.640 lbs
Senior Bonus Prize Age 65-74
Raymond Raabe $100 4.185
G3 Bonus Prize
Scott Caramella $500 4.545 lbs

Congratulations to Micheal Giuglianotti, the winner of the 18 foot Yamaha G3 Boat with a Yamaha 90/65 jetdrive.  We will be installing a floor kit, console, steering, and controls.


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