More tagged fish released in Top End waters!

NT Government

Tagged fish worth $120,000 released in Top End waters!

The chances of bagging a prize-tagged barra have never been higher in the history of Million Dollar Fish, with 12 additional $10,000 fish released in the Darwin region. Million Dollar Fish, underwritten by SportsBet, is now in Season 7, and this is the first time more fish have been released once a season has started.

Dubbed ‘All I want for Christmas is a Million Dollar Fish’, the campaign is to encourage more locals and visitors to hit the water for the chance to catch a prize-tagged fish, with hopefully several fishos bagging an early Christmas present.

Collectively worth $120,000, the 12 barra bring the total number of active $10,000 Season 7 fish to 107, as five have already been caught. In addition, there are eight Million Dollar Fish swimming around Top End waterways. This season, every $10,000 fish caught sees an additional $1,000 donated to a Million Dollar Fish Official Charity Partner. Once the Million Dollar Fish is caught, an additional $10,000 will be donated to a Million Dollar Fish Official Charity Partner.

With more cash up for grabs than ever, there has never been a better time to wet a line in the Territory. Million Dollar Fish Season 7 started on 1 October 2021, and will finish on 31 March 2022. To claim a prize-tagged fish or be in the running to win fantastic prizes as part of the monthly Lucky Prize Pool, you must be registered. Register at

Quotes from NTMEC CEO Tim Watsford:

“The Million Dollar Fish competition is just one of the Territory’s unique attractions, and plays a significant role in luring visitors to the Top End. This new incentive gives people 12 more $10,000 reasons to visit.

“As a key contributor to our economy, Million Dollar Fish encourages locals and visitors to hit the water for the chance to win. Now is the perfect time to book a holiday to the NT and experience the Top End’s world-class fishing locations. If you’re a Top Ender, there’s never been a better time to try and bag a barra.”

Quotes from SportsBet External Affairs Manager Brad Fanning:

“SportsBet is thrilled to be rolling out this exciting Christmas campaign. How often do you get to play Santa and give fishos the gift of an additional $120,000 worth of prize-tagged barramundi to catch?

“Remember, you must be registered to claim any Million Dollar Fish winnings. Registering is quick, easy and free, so register now, get out on the water, and Christmas might just come early!”

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