Request for Banquet Prizes
Hello everyone, the shad run is fast approaching and there are some big doings for the Bi State Shad Fishing Contest. For the first time this year there will be a Spring Banquet Fundraiser to kick off this year’s season. The banquet will be held on Saturday March 11, from 6 to 9PM at the Alpha Volunteer Fire House at 1109 Lee Avenue in Alpha, NJ. Being a fundraiser we are requesting donations of any fishing or sporting goods new or used for the silent auctions and tricky trays. We’d also like to get contributions of goods and items for the ladies who will be in attendance wanting a chance to win some prizes of their liking.
The goal for this year’s contest is to raise enough funds from entrance fees, sponsorship and fundraisers to increase the prize money. The top prize last year was $6000 with increases to all places.
It is our hope to award the winner of the 2017 contest with a check in the amount of
$7500 to $10,000
and once again increase places 2 through 9. With your help and support we can reach these numbers and continue to move the Bi State Shad Fishing Contest toward being the best of its kind anywhere in the country.
If you would like to contribute and donate prizes for the banquet please contact Eric at 610.762-0440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also use the contact form on this website
For tickets to the banquet you can print and send your request form with check or money order to:
Bi State Shad LLC 715 Buttermilk Road Hellertown PA, 10855
Thank you for your participation and continued support
Another great turnout at Dub's on 5th. A lot of old faces returned with a lot of new. Much talk about the upcoming season and a good number of people signing up for the contest and the upcoming Spring Banquet on March, 11. Please take note that there will be tickets at the door. We are looking forward to a great night out with good food, fun and prizes
Great gathering at IL GAETANO 'S tonight for our January meeting. The excitement level is high with the mild temperatures lately. I think we will be catching shad in mid March this year. Everyone seems to be getting their gear ready for the upcoming shad run. I hope to see you all at our February meeting..... Eric
all meeting photos courtesy of Dave Perusso
Another good turnout at our meeting at contest sponsor Pints and Pies. A lot of sign ups and talk of the dinner banquet and shad coming in March. Stay tuned for details and plans for what looks to be a great night out just before the shad season kicks into high gear. Mark your calendars for March 11
Rules Changes for 2017
Due to feedback from many contestants and starting in 2017, every angler in the boat must be registered in the contest. A non fishing companion is acceptable. I will leave it up to the contestants to police this rule. If a contestant is caught with a non registered angler, or anglers on board, all will be banned from fishing the contest in the future, and the registered angler will be disqualified. We have volunteers up and down the river. I encourage everyone to mindful of who is fishing in your area. Ask other anglers if you are not sure.
A letter from the DRSFA to all interested in preserving the shad runs up the DelawareHi Everybody, As many of you already know, the Delaware River Shad Fishermen’s Association (DRSFA) with help from the Lehigh River Stocking Association (LRSA) has dedicated almost $17,000, so far, towards the construction of a permanent home for the Shad Tank at Hugh Moore Park. This 44’ x 24” building will provide a secure enclosure for the Shad Spawning Tank and allow us to have a permanent set up for the tank as well as all of the pumps, piping and equipment connected to the tank. In the past, we have had to assemble and then disassemble all of the pipes and pumps before and after each Shad season. This building will enable us to be ready each season with minimal delays in preparation due to weather or lack of manpower and will also provide adequate room for storage of all the transfer tanks and other tools and equipment used in the program.Our goal is to provide all of the shad eggs necessary to the various Shad in Schools programs in the area and to provide an educational program at the Shad Tank with live video of the fish as they do their thing. Each day the water is tested for temperature and dissolved oxygen and the eggs from the tank are collected and put in McDonald Jars for observation and testing. Local high school and college students are encouraged to take part in this program, especially the lab work, which could lead them to a career in various aquatic fields. All eggs and fry end up in the Lehigh or Delaware Rivers to help ensure the success of future Shad runs.
All of this is possible, but we need your help. We need at least another $5,000+ to install a concrete floor and complete this initial phase of construction. Additional money will be necessary for shelving, electric and other improvements, but first we need to prepare the site and erect the building. Anything you can do to help in this effort would be greatly appreciated. Donations should be sent to: DRSFA, 2240 W. Columbia Street, Allentown, PA 18102-5220.
Thanks, Mike Topping, President, DRSFA