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 ...
Shark Scramble Provides Important Scientific Research Data
Above: The Oceanographic Environmental Research Society was just one of the groups on hand to collect samples and data during the Yarmouth Shark Scramble. Kathy Johnson photos
Another successful Yarmouth Shark Scramble is in the books.
This year marked the 21st annual event for the popular recreational fishing tournament. A total of 15 vessels carrying 116 participants competed in the scramble that ran from Aug. 14 to 17. The maximum 45 blue sharks were landed with a combined weight ...
Another Successful Yarmouth Shark Scramble
Except for a rainy weigh-in, all was well with the 20th annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble, held Aug. 15 – 18, with 50 blue sharks being landed, more than 80 tagged and released and only 1.1 pounds difference between the first and second place prize winning fish.
Chris Cushing aboard the Lurcher Shoal edged out Corey Irons from the vessel Sea Fever III for top place in the scramble, landing a 347.2-pound blue shark. Irons’ shark weighed in at 346.1-pounds. In third spot was Ryan Leblanc from ...
Yarmouth Shark Scramble Celebrating 20 years
Organizers say it promises to be a fantastic year for the Yarmouth Shark Scramble, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary during Aug. 15–18.
The Yarmouth Shark Scramble was started in 1998 by co-founders Bob Gavel and John Boudreau. Gavel approached Boudreau with the idea of organizing a shark derby for Yarmouth. Having been in derbies in other ports, they both thought it was a good idea and the experience gave them an advantage and the know-how to organize and execute a derby that ...