Fundy Mist of Pubnico wins Jumbo Lobster Contest in Digby with a 20-pounder

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on July 3, 2015
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<p>David Morton holds up a 20-pound lobster caught by Kevin D’Eon of the Fundy Mist of Pubnico. That’s the 2015 winner and the biggest lobster ever entered in the Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest.</p>

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<p>Chad Graham holds up a 19-pound lobster, David Morton a 20-pounder, Mike Geauvreau a 14-pounder and Mitchell Swift an 18.5-pounder at the 2015 Jumbo Lobster contest on July 3, the opening day of Lobster Bash in Digby.</p>

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<p>Mitchell Swift holds up an 18.5-pound lobster caught aboard the Hunter Buck of Westport, good enough for third place at the 2015 Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest July 3.</p>

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<p>Mitchell Swift, contest organizer Dean Kenley and Mike Geauvreau take a close look at the scales.</p>

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<p>Fishermen Chad Graham, Mitchell Swift and David Morton take a close look at the scales as contest organizer Dean Kenley weighs the winning lobster from the Fundy Mist of Pubnico.</p>

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<p>David Morton returns the 20-pound lobster to a crate of seaweed after weighing.</p>

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<p>Chad Graham holds up a 19-pound lobster caught aboard the Chad and Sisters.</p>

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<p>Chad Graham wrestles his 19-pound lobster onto the scales.</p>

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<p>Mike Geauvreau displays the 14.9-pound lobster caught aboard the Predator belonging to Waylon Mosher of Digby.</p>

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<p>Mitchell Swift holds up an 18.5-pound lobster caught aboard the Hunter Buck of Westport, good enough for third place at the 2015 Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest July 3.</p>

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<p>Mitchell Swift holds up an 18.5-pound lobster caught aboard the Hunter Buck of Westport, good enough for third place at the 2015 Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest July 3.</p>

Photos by Jonathan Riley

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<p>Chad Graham holds up a 19-pound lobster, David Morton a 20-pounder, Mike Geauvreau a 14-pounder and Mitchell Swift an 18.5-pounder at the 2015 Jumbo Lobster contest on July 3.</p>

Photos by Jonathan Riley

DIGBY – Kevin D’Eon of the Fundy Mist from Pubnico landed the biggest-ever lobster entered in the Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest in Digby.

David Morton represented the Fundy Mist at the contest on the Fundy Dockside stage in downtown Digby Friday, July 3.

He held up a 20-pound lobster – last year the winner was an already impressive 19.6 pounder.

Three other lobsters were entered in the opening contest of the 2015 Lobster Bash in Digby.

Chad Graham of the Chad and Sisters of Westport took second place with a 19-pounder and fellow Brier Islander Mitchell Swift of the Hunter Buck was third with an 18.5-pounder.

Waylon Mosher rounded out the field with a respectable 14.9 pounder.

The winners won $350 in cash, accommodations for two and dinner for two at the Fundy Complex.

The lobsters have been getting steadily bigger since Chester Richard of the Fundy Mariner won with a 16.85-pounder in the inaugural contest in 2013.

Last year John Morehouse of Digby won with a 19.6-pound lobster.

The Lobster Bash continues with a Kitchen party at the arena tonight and then a full schedule of lobster fishing competitions including the lobster crate run over water, the fish tub derby, a roller derby and many more events.

[Digby’s Lobster Bash adds roller derby and washer toss to festival lineup, June 23]

For more information on the Lobster Bash, including a full schedule, check out lobsterbash.ca or the Lobster Bash Facebook page.

jriley@digbycourier.ca