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Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:00 am
Duration: 2 Days, 20 Hours
Categories: Community Events *

The Yarmouth Shark Scramble is an annual event held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Started in 1998 by Bob Gavel, hundreds of participants on over a dozen vessels compete each year to catch the largest shark.

In the 2004 Shark Scramble, a Canadian Record Shortfin Mako Shark was landed weighing in at 1083 lbs and measuring 11 ft 3”. A life-size Replica of this Canadian Record Shark will be placed on the Yarmouth Waterfront this summer and unveiled during the weigh-ins of the 2021 YSS Tournament (see photo of replica below).

Dates are August 17th – 20th, with the weigh-ins taking place at 12:00pm on August 20th, 2022, there will lots of children activities taking place that day on the waterfront as well.


Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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