Christmas has come early for Territorian Nathan Farmer, after reeling in a Million Dollar Fish Season 7 barramundi on the Little Finniss River yesterday.
Underwritten by SportsBet, Million Dollar Fish is the gift that keeps on giving, with a total of 10 barramundi caught by local and interstate anglers since Season 7 began on 1 October.
The latest catch, hooked by Humpty Doo’s Nathan Farmer, measured a healthy 71cm and will see the local angler go home $10,000 richer.
A fishing fanatic, Nathan said he’d put some of the cash towards more fishing tackle to try and catch the Million Dollar Fish.
There are still 102 Season 7 $10,000 fish swimming around Top End waterways, including the additional prize-tagged barra released in the Darwin region over the past month, as part of the new Merry Fishmas campaign. Eight red-tagged barramundi carrying $1 million tags are also active as part of Season 7.
This Season, every $10,000 fish caught sees an additional $1,000 donated to an official Million Dollar Fish charity. Nathan decided to donate the funds to Shoreline, an organisation that cultivates educational programs and employment pathways to create sustainable careers for young Indigenous Australians.
Million Dollar Fish Season 7 runs from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, meaning there is still plenty of time to register and hit the water for the chance to catch a prize-tagged fish!
For more info and to register, head to www.milliondollarfish.com.au.