Season 5 of Million Dollar Fish was a huge success for local fishos, with six Territorians reeling in prize-tagged barra across the Northern Territory.
A total of five $10,000 fish were caught from 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020. The lucky fishos were Greg Fry, Jamie McGuinness, Daniel Klingner, Jamie Cooper and Jethro Kahler.
Adam Waye was the only angler to catch a purple-tagged charity fish, which saw $5,000 split evenly between him and the Starlight Children’s Foundation in the Top End.
Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford said it was great to see thousands of anglers from across the Territory and Australia become involved with the competition by registering for Season 5.
“Aside from showcasing the NT as a world-class fishing destination, Million Dollar Fish has also played a significant role in boosting visitor numbers and supporting local businesses.”
Sportsbet Strategic Partnership Manager Brad Fanning congratulated the six Territorians who reeled in prize-tagged barra during Season 5.
“While we weren’t able to present anyone with the $1 million cheque, I was thrilled to see local fishos reel in $10,000 and $5,000 tags.”
A total of 121 tagged barramundi were released across the NT last season, including one red-tagged $1 million fish, 100 red-tagged barra worth $10,000 and a further 20 purple-tagged charity fish worth $5,000.
Although the Million Dollar Fish wasn’t landed during Season 5, local and interstate entrants took home more than $30,000 of prizes from the Lucky Prize Pool including gift cards, fishing gear and holiday packages.