Big lobster caught in waters of south west Nova

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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SOUTHWEST NOVA SCOTIA -Brier Island fisherman Jess Tudor holds up a 17-pound lobster hauled up aboard the Chad and Sisters Two captained by Chad Graham on March 27 somewhere off southwest Nova Scotia.

That seabug would have been big enough to win the 2013 Lobster bash jumbo lobster contest - Chester Richard, captain of the Fundy Mariner won that first year with 16.85 pound monster.

But last year, John Morehouse won with a 19.6-pound behemoth.

The Digby lobster bash runs from July 3 to 5 this year. The jumbo lobster contest will kick off the event like every year, at 5:30 p.m. on July 3 on the Fundy Complex stage, on the Digby waterfront.

For the complete list of rules for the jumbo lobster contest and to see the schedule as it is shaping up, check out

Digby’s two other big summer festivals are:

Scallop Days from Aug. 7 to 9

And the Wharf Rat Motorcycle rally from Sept. 2 to 6.

Also of note are the Bear River Cherry Carnival on July 18, the July 1 celebrations in Weymouth and Westport, the Freeport Days in late August and the Smith's Cove's Good Times Days.

Geographic location: Brier Island, Nova Scotia

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