Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Delaware River – April 21st to 24th 2022


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. All shad must be weighed on official scale located at the Phillipsburg, NJ boat launch.
3. Winners to be decided by heaviest weight (no minimum length).
4. In case of tie, fish weighed in first wins tiebreaker.
5. All fish are to be gutted by the Weigh Master. Fish will then be returned.
6. Anyone caught tampering with fish will be disqualified.
7. Current PA or NJ regulations apply.
8. Entrants 15 years and younger will need parent or legal guardian signature.
9. A PA or NJ fishing license is required for entrants ages 16 years and older and must be shown at time of weigh in. Unless exempt.
10. Permitted fishing water is the length of the Delaware River only. No Tributaries.
11. Weigh station hours are from 8:30AM to 9:00 PM. If you call before 9pm, I will allow 1 hour, which would be 10 pm.
12. All registrations will be accepted at discretion of committee.
13. Registrations must be received by U.S. mail no later than midnight Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Registrations will be accepted in person up to 8:00AM April 22, 2021. Call Eric at (610) 762-0440.
14. Prizes will be determined by the number of entries and contributions from contest sponsors.
15. Each entrant can win one 1st, one 2nd, one 3rd, and one 4th place daily prize, and one overall prize.
16. If you finish in the top ten, you will be ineligible for the kids, women, and senior bonus prizes.
17. Awards ceremony will be held Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Phillipsburg Boat Launch at 6:30pm.
18. All contestants will receive membership to the Delaware River Shad Fishermans Assoc., by entering the contest (if not already a member).
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).

APRIL 21 – 24, 2021

NOTE: Please remember to call me for current weights. We want to release all fish that will not place. 610-762-0440 (Eric). I also post the leader board on Facebook.

  • All registrants age 16 years and older must have a current PA or NJ fishing license. Unless exempt
  • All registrants age 15 years and under must have a parent or legal guardian signature.
  • Check or money order payable to Bi-State Shad LLC.
  • I agree to abide by all official rules and regulations of the contest.
  • I agree to waive any liability on the contest, in connection with the operation of the fishing contest.
  • Registration after the mail-in deadline will be accepted in person up until 8AM, APRIL 22, 2021. To make arrangements in person, call Eric at 610-762-0440.
  • I hereby give consent for my name and photo to be used by the Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest, for promotional use only.

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