We just got back from our entry in the 2009 Yarmouth , Nova Scotia Shark Scramble. It is a two day shark fishing derby, that is held annually, and we have entered every year since the tournament started. We caught around 70 blue sharks in total this year, one 180 lb (estimated weight) Mako shark, and one Big Eye Tuna. We are only allowed to land 3 sharks per boat, during the two day event, keeping our largest 3, and tagging and releasing the others. The tuna was released, as we are not allowed to keep one, and the Mako was also released.
We had the second largest shark of the tournament, a blue shark weighing 370 lbs, and received the second place prize of $2500.00. The largest shark of the tournament, was a 378 lb blue shark, that received the $ 5000.00 first prize. We lost out on first place by only 8 lbs, but that`s fishing. Two years ago, we won the $5000 first place prize, and last year we were under the top three, and out of the prize money. They have three prizes, first place $5000.00, second place $2500.00, and third place $1500.00
Where's the pics? Congrats on the haul.
I know this is old, but WOW. Bet those were good eating.
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