Sponsorship Information

10th Annual Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest
715 Buttermilk Road
Hellertown, PA 18055

Dear Sir/Madam:

    My name is Eric Fistler and for the past nine years I have been promoting and managing the Bi-StateShad Fishing Contest on the Delaware River. The Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest was formed in 2011, after a local shad tournament that ran for 32 years, ceased operation. Competitive shad fishing became a local tradition that many anglers took vacation for every year.

    Last year’s contest was a great success with this year’s event promising to be even better. With the generous support of 109 sponsors and 1,069 contestants in 2019, we paid out over $52,000 in cash and prizes, with a grand prize of $20,000 to the angler who caught the largest shad. We also gave away a $12,000 Jet Boat sponsored by Yamaha Outboards, Yamaha G3 Boats, and Bear Trailers, compliments of Mayberry Marine in Port Murray N.J.

    We also have a women’s and kids division, making this a fun filled family event. 

    Please consider helping this contest grow to benefit all of us. Moving forward to keep the reputation as “The Shad Fishing Capital of the World” intact, inviting all to participate can only help the local economy, big business and small. It will also bring pride to our heritage here on the Delaware.

    In return, your business or company advertisement will be listed on the sponsors page of our website, including a hyperlink to your website. In addition, your name or business’s name will be advertised on our official contest t-shirt. All sponsors and contestants will receive a t-shirt at no cost. With that I would like to bring forth a plan for levels of sponsorship to help in this regard, which can be found on the attached page.

    All entry fees and sponsorship money will be used solely for the contest, as it is a nonprofit event.


  • Bi– State Shad Fishing Contest Sponsor Levels
    Corporate Sponsorship $500 and above
    Banner is supplied at no extra cost, and is displayed at
    Weighstation 2 Banquet tickets, and 1 contest entry is included
    Level 1 (Platinum) would be a contribution of $200 and above.
    Level 2 (Gold) would be a contribution of $105 to $195.
    Level 3 (Silver) would be a contribution of $50 to $100.
    Sponsors will have their names or business added to a T-shirt (from Tee’s by Bee’s) that will be
    given to all contestants and sponsors of the contest.
    Please contact me to become a sponsor or for any questions you may have.
    Thank you for your valued time,
    Eric Fistler
    Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest
    Cell: 610-762-0440
    Tax ID #: 46-5132281
    Please visit our website at www.shadfishingcontest.com
    For those wishing to sponsor the event please make check payable to:
    Bi-State Shad LLC
    715 Buttermilk Road
    Hellertown, Pa. 18055

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