Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival Back on Deck
Above photo: Samples of bluefin tuna are graded before being shipped to market at the Wedgeport Tuna Festival and Tournament weigh-in. Kathy Johnson photos
The fishing was fine at the 17th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival on Aug. 21 to 28 with a total of 69 tuna landed, tipping the scales at a total of 12,255 pounds.
Each of the 16 fishing vessels that took part in this year’s tournament tagged a bluefin tuna (6,981 pounds). A total of 35 big eye (4,731 ...
Organizers Hopeful Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will be a go
Final decisions on whether or not the Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will go ahead this year are going down to the COVID-19 wire.
Initially, both events were planned to be a go this summer, but when Nova Scotia went into a month-long lockdown in May, with a phased re-opening starting in early June to help stop the spread of COVID-19, organizers hit the pause button.
“We’re hoping to be able to have the tournament,” said Brandon Doucette president of the ...
2020 Yarmouth Shark Scramble, Wedgeport Tuna Tournament Cancelled
Above photo: Employees at Brown’s Taxidermy in Florida pose with the life-size fibreglass replica of the Canadian record-setting, shortfin mako shark caught during the 2004 Yarmouth Shark Scramble. Contributed photo.
Two signature southwestern Nova Scotia fishing events have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Yarmouth Shark Scramble and the Wedgeport Tuna Festival and Tournament are both off the books for 2020.
“It is with heavy hearts that we have made ...
Annual Tuna Tournament – Important to Scientific Research
A total of 37 tuna were landed during the 15th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival weigh-in on Aug. 18–25, with a 680-pound bluefin caught by the captain (Cory Nickerson) and crew of Keepin’ Busy topping the scale to win the Milton J. Comeau Memorial Cup for heaviest fish.
Sixteen vessels participated in this year’s tournament, catching 16 bluefin, 20 big eye and one albacore. The heaviest bluefin caught in the Hell Hole weighed in at 360 pounds and was caught by the Jasmine ...