Monday 27 May 2013


For those of you that have been asking . . . the Lobster Bash Association is run by a Board of Directors consisting of: Phil Robertson (President), Richard Gaudet (Vice-President), Waylon Mosher (Treasurer), Andrew Maves (Secretary), Neil Pothier (Director), John Soles (Director), and Sonny Longmire (Director).

These Directors along with some dedicated volunteers will be bringing you a fantastic weekend of competitions, entertainment, and lobster. The Lobster Bash is a celebration to promote the lobster industry in South West Nova, and you can be part of it . . . July 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2013.

Rope Splicing Competition

How are your rope splicing skills? If you think you are good, and fast, be sure to enter the Lobster Bash Rope Splicing Competition.

  • The competition is on Saturday, July 6th, at the Digby Marina Parking Lot.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Fundy Complex hosts the Jumbo Lobster Competition.

Lobster Bash - Jumbo Lobster Competition Rules:

This event has been hosted to promote the areas Lobster Industry, its fishers, and to pique the interest of locals and tourists alike in what may come to the official weight-in.

The Heaviest lobster will win the Lobster Bash Jumbo Contest
Eligible lobsters must be caught in a legal lobster trap.
Eligible winners must hold a lobster license and fish from a port within LFA33. 34, 35, 36 or LFA38.
All lobsters must be weighed the day of the Competition at the Fundy Complex Stage
Lobsters must be caught between April 1, 2013 and July 5, 2013.
Lobsters must be at least 10 pounds to enter.
Lobsters must be alive at time of weight-in
Lobsters should be brought to the weigh-in stage in containers or crate that conceals viewing from public. Your Jumbo Lobster shall be displayed & weighted on stage. On site storage may be available prior to contest- Contact Fundy Complex for details. 
The winning lobster will be put on display indefinitely at The Fundy Complex once prizes have been awarded and paid.
In the case of a tie the lobster with the longest overall length shall win.
1st Place will be $250 and a case of 24 Red Bull
2nd Place will be a case of Red Bull
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Wednesday 22 May 2013

Fundy Complex Hosts The Brenton Merritt Memorial Lobster Crate Run.

Brenton Merritt Memorial Lobster Crate Run
Saturday July 6th:  11 am - 1 pm.
Sunday July 7th:  noon - 1:30 pm.
25 lobsters Crates will be connected and strung out in a straight line to a small raft.
The maximum competitor weight allowable to compete is 135 lbs.
All contestants must wear a PFD
Foot wear is not mandatory, but light weight sneakers or water shoes are recommended
The number of attempts to run the crates will be dictated by the number of contestants, weather, time, other scheduled events and water conditions
An attempt will be to try and run 100 crates (maximum run) if the contestant runs the crates over to the raft and then back to the docks; twice without falling into the water will count as 100 crates and be the ultimate run.
If at the end of the competition there are 2 or more contestants who have run 100 crates, then there will be a final run off- the contestant that runs the most will be the winner. If both runners run 100 crates again then the contestant with the fastest time will constitute the competition winner
Any contestants that are deemed small, very young or challenged may be denied entry and/or may need parental permission to participate. The Fundy Complex staff has sole discretion in deciding if safety issues over ride a competitors desires.
If time and weather permit we will have competitions on both days; Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th.. Competitors are invited to run both days or until they have a perfect 100 crate run …at which point that competitor would need to be on standby the final day just in case one or more others have a perfect run..then there’d be a run-off …
This competition is a physical activity and risk of injury is possible.
Competitors don’t need to register; just show up day of event. 
The grand prize will be $100. Cash. There will be concession prizes for 2nd and 3rd.
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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Lobster Trap Trawl Competition.

Cedar Reef Trawlers Ltd. has offered $500 to the lobster boat that travels the farthest to compete in the Lobster Trap Trawl Competition during the Lobster Bash. The boat must travel the distance from the originating port within 4 days of the competition. Information will be taken when registering for the competition.

V&R Traps in Yarmouth has generously donated the prizes for the Lobster Trap Trawl Competition: 1st Place 25 Lobster Traps; 2nd Place 15 Lobster Traps; 3rd Place 10 Lobster Traps.

Just a reminder that the Digby Harbour Port Association has generously offered free wharfage to any boat attending the Lobster Bash weekend.