The annual HG&E Shad Derby - Holyoke, MA

Runs until Sunday, May 19, 2024 (See all dates)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The annual HG&E Shad Derby is one of the region’s largest fishing events. Held on two weekends in May, the derby offers both adult and youth fisherman the opportunity to win prizes as they enjoy the recreational benefits of the Connecticut River.

- Shad must be caught by hook and line on “Derby Days” anywhere in the Holyoke, South Hadley, and Chicopee area.
- Shad must be weighed as soon as possible on the same day that they are caught, at the Shad Derby headquarters, located at Hadley Falls Station access road. This station is located at the Holyoke End of the - South Hadley Bridge. Official weighing is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Derby Days.
- Shad may be dressed-out at Derby officials discretion.
- In case of ties, registration blank bearing earliest time will be the winner.
- Judge’s decision will be final in all cases.
- Judges reserve the right to refuse any questionable shad entries.
- No contestant may win more than one prize.
- Fishing license must be shown when submitting any shad for derby prize.

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