It’s almost time to join the search for Australia’s Most Wanted fish. And the fisho who can bring in Australia’s Most Wanted Fish will bag a cash reward of $1 million.
We launched a campaign dubbed ‘Australia’s Most Wanted’ to help raise awareness and increase the odds for those on the hunt for the Million Dollar Fish. The slippery suspect was last seen in Darwin Harbour wearing a red tag, as reported by key eyewitnesses.
You can now register for the Northern Territory’s Million Dollar Fish competition. Season 8 of Australia’s richest fishing competition runs from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.
Million Dollar Fish is free to enter. The competition gives anglers the chance to bag a million bucks by catching prize-tagged barramundi in the Top End.
This season’s prize purse is the biggest yet, with nine fish worth a million bucks now released in Top End waterways. This includes the Season 8 Million Dollar Fish, plus those from previous seasons. Anglers also have the chance to catch one of 100 fish carrying a tag worth $10,000. Tagged fish are released into the five main fishing regions of Darwin Harbour, Tiwi Islands, Katherine, Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
Gearing up for another big season with double the dough
Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) runs Million Dollar Fish on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. SportsBet underwrites the competition. NTMEC CEO Tim Watsford said the latest instalment of Million Dollar Fish follows a record-breaking Season 7, which saw 16 anglers take home $10,000 each.
“We’re gearing up for another big season of Million Dollar Fish, and now is the time to register, get your fishing gear in order and book a trip to the Territory to join the search,” he said.
“Start planning your Top End fishing adventure and how you’ll spend a million bucks. With more fish caught last season than ever before, you never know your luck.”
Each time a registered participant catches a $10,000 barramundi, an additional $1,000 will be donated to an official Million Dollar Fish Charity Partner. Similarly, a huge $10,000 will go to a Charity Partner when a lucky fisho hooks the Million Dollar Fish.
Once one of the nine Million Dollar Fish are caught, the remaining eight revert to $10,000 fish. The $1 million tag numbers you want to find in your lucky catch include:
S1-MDF1469; S2-MDF2656; S3-MDF3556; S4-MDF4540; S4-MDF4663; S5-MDF5501; S6-MDF6474 and S7-MDF7399
Make sure you register for Australia’s richest fishing competition
SportsBet NT Operations and Partnerships Manager Thijs Bors encouraged everyone to register for Australia’s richest fishing competition.
“There’s never been a better time to register for Million Dollar Fish and visit the Territory,” he said. “We have amazing fishing regions, pristine landscapes and beautiful sunsets.”
“The adrenaline of landing a barra, combined with the chance to win a million dollars, makes Million Dollar Fish the world’s most exciting fishing competition.”
Official Million Dollar Fish merchandise is back for Season 8. This includes a new lure, limited edition fishing shirt, stubby cooler and Fish Headz. Register for Season 8 and receive a merchandise discount code, including the chance to grab a special merch pack containing all items for just $90, a saving of almost $50.
You’ll also go into the draw to take home fantastic prizes as part of the Lucky Prize Pool each month. Prizes include Top End holiday packages, Airnorth airfares, Engel fridge-freezers, and Shimano fishing packs. There’s also Britz campervan getaways, Million Dollar Fish merchandise and more.
Million Dollar Fish began in 2015. It has been a popular drawcard for visitors to travel to the Top End for the chance to become a millionaire. Fishos from across the country have taken home significant cash prizes, but the Million Dollar Fish is yet to be caught.