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.