Yarmouth Shark Scramble
|Located In||Yarmouth (town)|
|Where To Find Us||
Yarmouth Waterfront - Weigh-In
96 Water St
|Areas Served||South Shore Region ; Yarmouth County|
|Contact||Josh Allen, Chairman, YSS; Phone: 902-740-0264; Email: Josh@yarmaz.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Candy Fitzgerald, Co-chair, YSS; Phone: 902-740-3708; Email: Cadfitz2@gmail.com|
|Volunteers Wanted (Email)||Cadfitz2@gmail.com|
Description & Services
UPDATE…YARMOUTH SHARK SCRAMBLE COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE THE NEW AND IMPROVED 2018 YARMOUTH SHARK SCRAMBLE IS ON!!! THE CONFIRMED DATES ARE AUGUST 15th-18th… WEIGH-IN DATES ARE AUGUST 18th
Yarmouth Shark Scramble began in 1997 when Bob Gavel approached John Boudreau with an idea to have a shark derby. They both thought it was a good idea having been in derbies in other ports. This gave them an advantage as to how they would like to run their derby. John and Bob are proud to be recognized as having one of the most successful and professional derbies in the Maritimes. Sponsorship had a lot to do with that. The buisnesses in Yarmouth step up to the plate year after year.
Yarmouth Shark Scramble is a fishing tournament where teams compete to catch the largest total weight of sharks or largest weight of a single shark. The event is used as a fundraiser for local charities, with all catch information reported to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for scientific research. Several Canadian record holders have caught sharks during the Yarmouth Shark Scramble.
Each year the tournament has an average of 20 vessels and 150-200 participants. The types of sharks fished in the tournament are Blue Sharks. The weigh-in event is hosted on the Yarmouth waterfront behind Rudders Restaurant and Brew Pub at 96 Water Street, Yarmouth, NS.
|Hours||Each year, most of the participants will head out on the Wednesday night of the scramble after the captains’ meeting and late entries on the Thursday by 5 pm. The vessels will start coming back over the 3 days. There will be t-shirts and hats available starting on the Friday and Saturday. On the Saturday there will be entertainment for the kids starting around 10 am. The weigh-ins start at 12 pm on the Saturday. The award ceremony will start at 6 pm on the Saturday of each year’s scramble.|
|Dates||August 15-18, 2018|
|Meetings||Captain meeting will be held Wednesday evening at 6pm to discuss the tournament rules and regulations, only 3 fish per vessel allowed to be lsnded by each vessel. All other sharks sre to be released and tagged for science purposes. DFO will be st the meeting to hand out tagging kits to all vessels.|