First female fisho to hook a Season 6 red-tagged barra bags $10,000

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Another lucky fisho has found themselves $10,000 richer as part of Million Dollar Fish Season 6!

Daly River local Kaitlyn Ahfat was fishing with a group of mates when she hooked onto the lucrative 63cm fish using live bait at the Daly River old crossing on Thursday, 15 October.

A mad keen fisho since she was a kid, the 25-year-old said she was relieved to have finally caught a red-tagged barramundi after registering for Million Dollar Fish each year since the competition started.

“I was out fishing with about 10 mates when I caught the red tag. Everyone was jumping up and down, we were so excited,” she said.

While the prize-tagged barramundi wasn’t the Million Dollar Fish, Ms Ahfat said the $10,000 would come in very handy purchasing furniture for her house, which is currently being renovated.

SportsBet External Affairs Manager Brad Fanning said SportsBet couldn’t be happier to see another fisho pocket $10,000 through Australia’s richest fishing competition.

“This season is shaping up to be a game changer with the chances of catching a Million Dollar Fish better than ever before. I would encourage everyone to register and wet a line across the Top End for the chance to become a millionaire,” he said.

A total of six tagged barra have been caught across the Top End since the competition launched on 1 October, with an incredible $65,000 in cash prizes won by locals and interstate visitors so far.

There are still 95 $10,000 barra swimming around Territory waterways, along with seven $1 million barra (if one $1 million fish is caught, the remaining six turn into $10,000 fish) and four Double-Tagged Barra worth $10,000 to the fisho and $5,000 to their mate.

There are also 20 $5,000 charity fish remaining, with $2,500 awarded to the angler and $2,500 to go to the winners’ Million Dollar Fish affiliated charity of choice.

Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes are also up for grabs just by registering for Million Dollar Fish Season 6, which runs until 31 March 2021.

To find out more or to register for your chance to bag the biggest catch of your life, head to






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