The fourth season of Million Dollar Fish has kicked off in the Northern Territory, with a game
changing five barramundi worth one million dollars, now loose in the waters of the Top End.
Anglers keen to reel in a barra during Australia’s richest fishing competition will also have extra
time to put their skills to the test. This year, the Million Dollar Fish competition has been extended
until 31 March 2019* to include the all-important run-off after the wet season.
Home to the world’s largest population of barramundi, this season of Million Dollar Fish sees
more fish than ever on the run in NT waterways, including 100 barramundi with $10,000 prize
tags alongside the five barra tagged with the million-dollar jackpot.
A new charity category has also been introduced with 20 fish worth $5,000 to be split equally
between the angler and one of three Territory-based charities, so the odds have never been
better to win.
Tourism NT’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hopper, said the Million Dollar Fish
competition was helping to secure the Territory’s place among the world’s most renowned fishing
“The Million Dollar Fish competition has helped boost the NT’s reputation as one of the best
places in the world to fish and season four has been extended with more chances to catch a
prize-winning barra,” Mr Hopper said.
According to Cricket great and Million Dollar Fish Ambassador, Matthew Hayden, Million Dollar
Fish is the best fishing tournament in the world, in the world’s best fishing location.
“It’s the people’s fishing competition,” he said. “Chasing a barramundi in the NT is no easy feat,
but the reality of it is it’s not like a marlin where you need a great big boat or game reels.”
“The Territory’s peak barra fishing season is always spectacular and I think everyone should
experience the thrill and adventure of hooking an iconic NT barra.”
Mr Hayden said that once the first Million Dollar Fish was caught, the remaining four would revert
back to $10,000 bounties.
“And, if the Million Dollar fish hasn’t been caught by the end of March, the season will be extended
until 30 September 2019 for the major prize only,” he said. “All 125 tagged barramundi have been
released in Top End waters around Kakadu, the Tiwi Islands, Katherine, Darwin and Arnhem
Land and it’s anyone’s guess where the first one will pop up.”
The competition is free to enter and participants must pre-register online at
www.milliondollarfish.com.au to be eligible for cash and sponsor prizes.
*For full competition details, please visit www.milliondollarfish.com.au.