Local angler cashes in with culvert catch through Million Dollar Fish S5

Northern Territory Major Events Company

Territorian Jethro Kahler has become the fifth fisherman to win big through BetEasy’s Million Dollar Fish Season 5 competition.

The $10,000 prized-catch was caught in a culvert in the Adelaide River catchment, where Mr Kahler and his friend were fishing on Monday night.

Despite the 87cm fish not carrying a $1 million price tag, the Herbert resident said he would put the cash towards vehicle repairs and purchasing a new car.

Mr Kahler said he was relieved to verify the $10,000 fish, after reeling in an ineligible red-tagged Season 3 Barra prior to the competition beginning.

In Season 5 of the Million Dollar Fish competition, 121 Barramundi have been tagged and released across the Territory including 100 carrying $10,000 cash prize tags and a further 20 $5,000 purple-tagged Barra.

For the first time in the competition, Season 5 has a staggering six prize-tagged Barramundi worth $1 million each, including a Season 5 tagged Million Dollar Fish and an additional five Barra with $1 million prize tags from Seasons 1 to 4.

Season 5 of the Million Dollar Fish competition runs from 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020.

To be in the running to win a prized-tagged fish, register for the competition at www.milliondollarfish.com.au.

Participants will also go into the draw for more than $30,000 worth of prizes from Anaconda, Bigfish Gear, Engel, Shimano and Holidays of Australia and the World.

As noted by Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) General Manager Tim Watsford:

“It’s fantastic to see another local reel in a red-tagged fish, with just weeks left in Season 5 of Million Dollar Fish.

“I’d like to congratulate local anger Jethro Kahler on reeling in the prized-catch, our fourth $10,000 red-tagged fish for Season 5.

“There’s still time to catch the Million Dollar Fish, so I would encourage locals and visitors alike to register and experience the world-class fishing the Northern Territory has to offer.”

As noted by BetEasy Strategic Partnerships Manager Brad Fanning:

“Season 5 of Australia’s best fishing competition has almost come to a close, but there is still time to hit the water for the chance to reel in a $1 million red-tagged fish.

“The chances of catching a Million Dollar Fish have never been better, with six Barra carrying a $1 million price tag as part of Season 5.

“There are still 94 $10,000 Barra, six $1 million fish and 19 charity tags still swimming in Northern Territory waterways, so I would encourage anglers to try their luck at reeling in a tagged fish as soon as possible before the Season finishes.”

As noted by winning angler Jethro Kahler of Herbert:

“It was awesome to finally reel in an eligible red-tagged Barra – I actually caught one in Season 3 but couldn’t claim anything as the Season hadn’t started.

“My mate reeled in a 91cm Barra on Monday as well – we could’ve got more but were pretty happy with the red tag so went home and celebrated with a few beers.

“I’m going to put the cash towards repairs for my friend’s car and upgrading mine.

“I’ve been fishing up here for 11 years – I absolutely love it.”

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