Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest - News/Events

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

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  News & Notes:

Welcome to our new website, courtesy of D.C. Helms Inc. Phillipsburg, N.J. 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. Follow the online instructions to choose either adult, or kids option, and shirt size. Membership to the Delaware River Shad Fishermen’s Association will no longer be included with your shad contest registration. If you wish to remain a member, you can renew at DRSFA.ORG. We are asking that contestants try to pick up your contest t/shirt, either during the contest, or Monday April 25 6pm, at the awards ceremony, located at the Phillipsburg boat launch.

Fishing Guide Services:
Visit our links page for a list of fishing guide

2023 Shad Contest Dates Are April 20, 21, 22, 23

2023 Banquet Date Is March 18  6PM at Alpha Vol. Fire Hall   1109 Lee Ave.  Alpha, N.J. 08865

March 10th        Riverside Bar  6pm   5801  S. Delaware Dr. Easton
March 12th        Banquet     6pm       Alpha Vol Fire Hall    1109  Lee Ave   Alpha, N.J. 08865
March 19th        Huntington Fire Hall  buy/sell  show/tell  6pm
March 24            Dub’s On 5th    6pm    West Easton
March 31            Fat Jacks’ Sports Bar   Freemansburg  Ave.  Easton
April 7th            Richmond Hotel   6pm    8491   Delaware Dr.   Bangor, Pa.  18013
April 14              IL Gaetano Restauant   6PM    665 Columbus Ave P,burg N.J. 08865
April 18              Riverton Hotel   6PM  7758 Martins Creek Belvidere Hwy. 18013

Results for the 2022 Shad Contest

  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

The Top 4 Daily Prize Winners Are As Follows
Day 1

1ST- $250    Steve Kollar    Washington Crossing 4.655 lb
2ND- $200   Bill Gordon              Media, Pa 4.450 lb
3RD- $150   Rich Stagaard            Phillipsburg, N.J 4.340 lb
4TH- $100   Kelly Bogoly              Easton, Pa 4.300 lb

Day 2

1ST- $250    Bill Gordon         Media, Pa 5.555 lb
2ND- $200   James Hanley     Allentown, Pa 4.495 lb
3RD- $150   Bob Kuntz          Southampton, Pa 4.485 lb
4TH- $100   Don Murphy         Phillipsburg,N.J 4.405

Day 3

1ST- $250    Terry Nansteel       Bangor, Pa 4.860 lb
2ND- $200   David Fogel          Weisport, Pa 4.540 lb
3RD- $150   Michael Rosado    Davenport, FL 4.52
 4TH- $100  George Hofmeister Sr    Levittown,Pa 4.440 lb

Day 4
1ST- $250    Thomas Fretz       Richlandtown, Pa 5.320 lb
2ND- $200  Charlie Roberts    Gilbert,Pa 5.070 lb
3RD- $150   Joe Kalmar           Breinigsville,Pa 4.625 lb
4TH- $100   Ron Worman        Easton Pa 4.620 lb

The Final results for the kids age 11 & under bonus prizes are as follows

1ST-  $300   Nicholas Nansteel      Bangor, Pa    4.270 lb
2ND- $200   Aaron Tilstra              Milford,N.J.   4.055 lb
3RD- $150   Cayson Johnson       Washington Crossing, Pa  4.055 lb
4TH- $125   Nicholas Nansteel      Bangor, Pa 4.000 lb
5TH- $100   Parker Lee                   Macungie, Pa 3.950 lb

The Final results for the kids age 12 to 15 bonus prizes are as follows

1ST- $300    Jacob Hockman       Pen Argyl, Pa 4.175 lb
2ND- $200  Ryan Thomas           Nazareth, Pa 4.160 lb
3RD- $150  Tristan Fawthrop     Milford, Pa 4.105 lb
4TH- $125  Tailyn Faulkner        Easton, Pa 3.845 lb
5TH- $100   Bradford Hofmeister    Warminster, Pa 3.780 lb

The final results for the women’s bonus prizes are as follows

1ST- $300    Sara Berquam         Pine Island, MN 4.530 lb
2ND- $200   Phyliss Lear            Easton, Pa 4.330 lb
3RD- $100    Kelly Bogoly           Easton, Pa 4.300 lb

Senior Bonus Prize  AGE 65 TO 74
$100- Joe Kalmar        Breinigsville, Pa  4.625 lb

Senior Bonus Prize  AGE 74 +
$100- George Hofmeister    Levittown, Pa.   4.440

Veterans Bonus Prize
$400- George Hofmeister Sr.  Levittown, Pa.   4.440

G3 Bonus Prize
$500-  Robert Dancho  Bethlehem, Pa.  4.490

G3 Boat Winner:     Trent Barany    Phillipsburg, N.J.

The Awards Ceremony is at the Weighstation, Located at the Phillipsburg, N.J. Boat Launch 6pm tonight 4/25/22
There was a typo on the rules and regulations showing it to be 6:30.  Rules have been corrected, and start time is 6pm


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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.

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