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24th Annual Forks of the Delaware
Shad Fishing Tournament and Festival

Tournament Dates: Saturday April 22 (12:01 AM) to Saturday April 29 (9:00 PM) 2006.
Closing Ceremonies on Sunday April 30, 2006. (2:30 PM)

Official Weigh Station:

Scott Park - Larry Holmes Drive
Easton, PA

(Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
HEADQUARTERS: 610.597.SHAD (7423)

Entry Fees:

By January 31, 2006 - $20.00
On or after February 1, 2006 registration - $25.00
All checks or Money Orders are to be payable to "Shad Tournament 2006".
See official applications and rules and regulations
Registrants will receive our official hat and pin!

Prizes (see below)
Tournament Application
Kids Casting Contest
Kids Fishing Contest
River and Access Map
Rules and Regulations
Shad Cook Out

Winners of the 2006 Tournament
Winners of the 2005 Tournament
Winners of the 2004 Tournament
Winners of the 2003 Tournament
Winners of the 2002 Tournament
Winners of the 2001 Tournament
Winners of the 2000 Tournament
Winners of the 1999 Tournament
Winners of the 1998 Tournament
Winners of the 1997 Tournament


The Forks of the Delaware Shad Fishing Tournament & Festival will join together with the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Warren County Forest #14 to help the fight for Muscular Distrophy. Coke wagon will be set up at Scott Park to serve breakfast, lunch & dinner.

All donations and 100% of the proceeds will benefit a local MD child.

Please help us by patronizing the coke wagon. We need your help!
Be sure and tell all your friends!

Donation will also be taken at Official Weight Station, Scott Park

John Richetta & The American Music Party

Join us on Saturday April 22, 2006 for a fun filled day with John Richetta and the American Music Party, "live" at Scott Park from 10 am to 1 pm. John will dazzle you with his Baby Boomer trivia along with great music covering 1945 to the present. It's a walk down 'memory lane' for all you "Baby Boomers." The American Music Party can be heard on WEST/AM1400 every Saturday morning from 10am-2pm.

Daily Fishing Reports
Daily winners at

2006 Tournament Prizes

Prizes will be awarded on Sunday, April 30 during "COOK OUT" in Scott Park and checks will be awarded during Closing Ceremony. The festivities will kick off at Scott Park. **NOTE: winners are asked to pick up checks during the "COOK OUT". WINNERS are also reminded to CASH CHECKS WITHIN 30 Days of Issue. No registrant may win more than ONE daily first prize, ONE daily second prize, ONE daily third prize and ONE OVERALL prize for the duration of the tournament.

GRAND PRIZE ... $1500
Second Place ... $1,000
Third Place ... $800
Fourth Place ... $700
Fifth Place ... $600
Sixth Place ... $500
Seventh Place ... $400
Eighth Place ... $300
Ninth Place ... $200
Tenth Place ... $100

Largest non-shad catch ... $100

Women's Challenge

All women who are registered in the Tournament are eligible for the Women's Challenge. Separate money is collected for the Women's Challenge, as not to interfere with the prize money for the overall winners. This is just a challenge for the women. The registrant women are also available to win all day prizes and overall prizes for the Tournament. We encourage any and all of our registrants to promote "new challenges" to the committee with sponsors. Please contact committee members with any suggestions you may have.

1st Place Overall
2nd Place Overall
3rd Place Overall

Daily Prizes

Prizes awarded for the largest catch each day of 8-day tournament:

First Place Daily ... $200
Second Place Daily ... $100
Third Place Daily ... $50

10th Annual Doo Dah Parade
(for children and adults of all ages)

Parade will begin April 30 at 1:30pm. Bring everyone, including your family pet! We've organized to recognize the Superb American Shad. This unique parade includes silly clowns, one-of-a-kind floats, boats, walking crayons, and other zany costumes. Everyone is welcomed even if you don't know how to fish or couldn't recognize a shad if you marched next to it. This year there will be awards given to the "most creative", "most tastefully noisy", "most unique formation", and other one-of-a-kind categories.

Parade begins at the corner of Spring Street and Larry Holmes Drive proceeding westward and ultimately ending at Scott Park. Deadline for this "zany fun" is 60 minutes before the parade starts! Downtown Easton is in for a treat! More info, contact Come On Down and Bring The Family!


Principal Sponsors:
Miller Environmental, Inc.
Riverside Barr & Grill
American Music Party - John Richetta
The Express-Times
Wal*Mart - Store 2252
Peerless Printing
American Printing Unlimited
IRCO Community Federal Credit Union -Women's Challenge Sponsor
Pella Windows
Dyke's Lumber
Additional Sponsors:
Chrin Bros, Inc.
Crisafulli Barber Shop
Delhigh Power Squadron
Italian American Social Club - Phillipsburg, NJ
Joe's Steak Shop
Kressler,Wolff & Miller
Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc.
Scott's Auto Body
Wawa Market - Easton
Jimmy's on the Delaware
Merchants Bank
The Owl's Nest

The Shad Tournament welcomes ACE (Arts Community of Easton) to this, our 24th Annual Event. ACE is partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, a partnership initiative between local arts organizations and the PA Council on the Arts (PPA), a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency. PPA is administered locally by the Berks Art Council.

Activities will include: Children's Paper Mache workshops for the "Doo-Dah Parade" prize winning entries, Children's "Shad Poet" workshops, week long community mural project with artists displaying works in progress. Artist will also be displaying "Shad Art" in storefronts of local Merchants.

Remember to practice "Catch-And-Release"
all fish that are not eligible for prizes or will not be consumed!


To ensure the restoration of the Lehigh River "Shad Run", the tournament committee discourages fishing in the vicinity of the fish ladders and the entire Lehigh River. The cooperation and support of our registrants will not only help to return a larger population of the North American shad to the Lehigh River, but will help ensure the tournament's future.

Sincere Appreciation is expressed to:

Chairman Mark Mulrine
2006 Tournament Committee Ed Kirby, Jim Flynn, Julie Barabas, Jeff Gensheimer, Art McNew, Mark Barabas, Doug Varju, Tony Fontana, Tim Clymer
Tournament Executive Director "Pic" Schoenek
Committee Chairs - Doo Dah Parade Evelyn & Charlie Gulick

For your convenience...

The City of Easton Recreation Department will accept registrations and checks Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4pm. Contact 610.250.6711.

Last Updated: March 6, 2006