Annual shad fishing tournament is under way

April 28, 2008 4:56:43 AM PDT

Billed as the largest shad fishing tournament in the country, this one draws people from all over the country. Around 700 people are registered.

Shad leave the ocean once a year and swim up the Delaware River to spawn.

The 26th annual tournament ends Saturday, May 3, with a cookout, festival and parade.

The grand prize, for whoever catches the biggest shad, $1,500.


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