History of Million Dollar Fish
Home to the famous barramundi, the Northern Territory is widely regarded as Australia’s top fishing destination for hooking one of these iconic tropical fish species.
The Million Dollar Fish competition was first introduced in 2015 to boost visitation and to give fishos the chance to reel in prize-tagged barramundi.
Renowned as Australia’s richest fishing competition, Million Dollar Fish continues to grow in size and value with more prize-tagged fish released each year. Barramundi are tagged and released right across the Territory in five main fishing regions including Arnhem Land, Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine and the Tiwi Islands.
Since the competition launched, dozens of fishos from around Australia have cashed in by reeling in tagged barramundi, and hundreds more have won epic prizes from competition partners.
The latest season of Million Dollar Fish ran from 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. There were eight* Red Tagged Million Dollar Fish active and 112 x $10,000 red-tagged Barra were released. 16 lucky fishos claimed $10,000 each, with 16 red-tagged fish claimed during Season 7. In addition to $160,000 paid to fishos; $17,000 was donated across the 3 charity partners of Million Dollar Fish – Cancer Council NT, Shoreline and Starlight Children’s Foundation / Star Ball.
Million Dollar Fish Season 8 will run from 1 October 2022 – 31 March 2023. Registrations will open 1 September 2022.
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