Yarmouth Shark Scramble

Location
Located in Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
Yarmouth Waterfront - Weigh-In
96 Water St
Yarmouth, NS
Areas Served South Shore Region ; Yarmouth County
Contact
E-Mail bgavel@trinav.com
Phone 902-749-6936
Contact Bob Gavel; Phone: 902-749-6936; Email: bgavel@trinav.com
Website www.yarmouthsharkscramble.com
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Description & Services
Information  
 
UPDATE…YARMOUTH SHARK SCRAMBLE COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE THE NEW AND IMPROVED 2017 YARMOUTH SHARK SCRAMBLE IS ON!!! THE CONFIRMED DATES ARE AUGUST 10th-13th… WEIGH-IN DATES ARE AUGUST 12th AND 13th 
 
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, Mako and Thresher. 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 night. On the Saturday there will be entertainment for the kids starting around 10 am. The weigh-ins start at 1 pm on the Saturday. The award ceremony will start at 6 pm on the Saturday of each year’s scramble.
Dates August 10-13, 2017
Special Information
Established 1997
Tags Canada 150 ; Festivals/Events ; South Shore Connect