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Australia’s richest fishing competition and the Territory’s own, Million Dollar Fish will kick off Season 5 with a staggering six tagged Barramundi worth $1 million each. The Million Dollar Fish Competition reels in fishing fanatics to the Territory, providing a boost to tourism and local tourism operators.

This year’s competition will see a total of 121 tagged Barramundi released around the Top End including one red-tagged $1 million Barra marked Season 5 and 100 red-tagged Barra’s worth $10,000 each. A further 20 purple-tagged Barramundi each worth $5,000 have been released, to be split between the lucky fisho and their choice of three NT based charities; Cancer Council NT, Star Ball through the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the Shimano Junior Indigenous Guide Program, through the Hayden & Reynolds Project.

The $1 million tagged Barra’s from Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 remain active in Season 5 of the competition, with the bonus season for Season 4 live until 30 September or until the first $1 million barra is caught.

The previous season's $1 million tag numbers to look out for include:

  • S1-MDF1469
  • S2-MDF2656
  • S3-MDF3556
  • S4-MDF4540
  • S4-MDF4663

The $1 million tag number for the upcoming Season 5 Million Dollar Fish competition will remain a secret until the end of Season 5. Season 5 kicks off on 1 October 2019 and runs to 31 March 2020.

Entry is free and competition participants must register online at

By registering for the competition, participants will be entered into the draw for more than $30,000 worth of prizes from Anaconda, Bigfish Gear, Engel, Shimano and Holidays of Australia and the World.

The Minister for Sport, Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said about the competition “The Million Dollar Fish competition is a favourite with Territorians and visitors, helping to secure the Territory’s place among the world’s most renowned fishing destinations. The secret is well and truly out on the Territory being an unrivalled fishing destination, now through our Signature Dish Series in partnership with Hospitality NT, we are seeing Territory seafood help to raise the profile of Territory produce and promote the NT as a must-do holiday destination for foodies.”

The Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby added “I urge fishos to Be Crocwise and responsible on the water by downloading the free NT Fishing Mate app which features information on applicable bag limits, boat ramps and water safety information.”

The Million Dollar Fish competition

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