Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest - News/Events

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

Shad Fishing Contest Rules

Contest Info

Shad Fishing Contest Rules


Shad Fishing Contest Rules

News & Events

News & Events

  News & Notes:
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 25 6pm, at the awards ceremony, located at the Phillipsburg boat launch.

Fishing Guide Services:
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2023 Shad Contest Dates Are April 20, 21, 22, 23


I sent my shad fish catch reports in to the PFBC. Daryl Pierce informed me that only 2 other people sent in their reports. I urge everyone to send in your information asap, as Daryl welcomes the information, and it must be used as scientific data. You can copy and print out the form off of our home page, it is also on the Bi State Shad Fishing Contest Facebook page.  You can phone, text, mail, or email your info to the PFBC, at the contact info below.  You can also give me the info, and i will send it in.  Eric 610 762 0440

I have been informed by Daryl Pierce from the PFBC that the official form must be used when sending in catch reports. here is his message.
Okay, thank you. But I’ll need this written out using the diary form with associated trip hours, locations fished and electronically sent to me. Otherwise I cannot calculate angler use and harvest estimates, which are based on individual angler trip catch rates (i.e., number of fish caught per trip divided by the total hours fished per trip). Is he fishing in the lower, middle, upper Del R?
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Here is the contact information for Daryl Pierce, from the PFBC. He would like shad catch information sent to him until the new Shad Biologist is hired. You can also direct any questions or concerns that you may have to him. If you do not fill out the fish catch forms, at least text or email your shad reports to him.
Daryl Pierce | Area Fisheries Manager
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission | Fisheries Management Area 5
PO BOX 155, 3155 Federal Road (US Route 209) | Bushkill, PA 18324

Office: 570.588.6388 | Mobile: 570.479.1085

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.


2023 Contest Get Together Dates:  All times are 6pm

Feb 18th        Italian American Social Club    Pursel St. & Mill St.   Phillipsburg,N.J.
Feb  25th       Fat Jacks’ Sports Bar   Freemansburg  Ave.  Easton
March 4th      Tiptons Tavern   3231 Belvidere  Rd.  Phillipsburg, N.J.
March 11th    Huntington Vol. Fire Tackle swap 1 Maple Ave Phillipsburg, N.J
March 18th   Banquet Alpha Vol Fire Hall 1109 Lee Ave Alpha, N.J.
March 25 & 26  Mayberry Marine
April 1st        Richmond Hotel 8491 N. Delaware Drive Bangor, Pa
April 6th        Dub’s on 5th
April 14th     Riverside Bar & Grill     Rescheduled from April 15th to April 14th




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