DIGBY - John Morehouse of Digby won the Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest with a 19.6-pound lobster.
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John Morehouse won the Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest at the Fundy Dockside on Friday, July 4 with a 19.6 pound behemoth caught just the day before on the Rip â€˜nâ€™ Tear.
Morehouse beat out two other lobsters at the weigh in on Friday night, the first night of the second annual Lobster Bash in Digby.
Morehouseâ€™s lobster, caught aboard the Ripâ€™nâ€™Tear just the day before, was in the trap with another 15-pounder.
Chester Richard of the Fundy Mariner had to settle for second this year after winning the inaugural contest last year with a 16.85-pound lobster.
This year Richard caught a 19.2-pound lobster.
Jason Melanson also entered for the second year in a row and, like last year, came third. This yearâ€™s lobster weighed 16.2 pounds.
Dean Kenley sponsors the event and awards a $350 cash prize for first place plus a $350 package of gift certificates for accommodation and food at the Fundy Complex.
For more information on the Lobster Bash, check out lobsterbash.ca or the Lobster Bash Facebook page.