A talented fisho out on the river with mates, Nathan saw one of them drop a metrey before a much smaller fish took his own lure. He was so busy trying to flick his catch off so he could chase something bigger that he hardly noticed it was sporting this season’s must-have accessory – a red tag.
Every time a $10,000 fish is caught, the winning fisho gets to donate an extra $1,000 to a Million Dollar Fish charity of their choice. Nathan chose Shoreline, an organisation that provides career pathways for young indigenous people.
There are still 84 $10,000 fish waiting to be caught, plus nine fish carrying a tag worth a million bucks. Season 8 runs until 31 March 2023. To claim any prize money from a tagged fish, you must be registered for Season 8. This also automatically enters you into the Lucky Prize Pool, which includes thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes up for grabs including holiday and flights packages and fishing and camping merchandise and equipment. Register now for free at [https://www.milliondollarfish.com.au].
Quotes from NT Major Events Company Head of Events and Operations, Coryn Huddy:
“After a busy start to the season we saw the red tags die off a bit this month, so it’s great to see two more tagged fish caught within a couple of days of each other.
“This season is officially a record breaker, with the most cash paid out ever. We’ve still got four months to go, so who knows how many tagged fish will be caught by the end of the season? It’s great to see the competition putting Territory fishing in the spotlight, both locally and interstate.”
Quotes from SportsBet NT Operations and Partnerships Manager, Thijs Bors:
“SportsBet is stoked to see the red tags just keep on coming and we’re thrilled to be awarding another lucky fisho a cheque for $10,000. Remember, there’s still nine barra worth a million bucks in Top End waters.
“Million Dollar Fish is the greatest fishing comp in Australia, and we’re hoping someone will reel in the big one as part of Season 8.”
Quotes from winning fisho Nathan Corpus:
“My mate Russell (Hanton) and I were fishing somewhere we wouldn’t normally fish – it was full of snags. I cast and hit the bank, got it off, then got a tap and started winding like mad. I could see it wasn’t a big fish, so I was busy trying to get it off my line so I could focus on something bigger. I almost missed the red tag because it was covered in green gunk.
“Russell read the tag and said, ‘I think you’ve got a $10k fish!’. When we caught up with our mates in another boat they asked if we’d caught any dollars – which means a metrey. I said, ‘Yeah, I caught 10,000 dollars!’ I still can’t believe it.”