There are now more chances than ever before for a lucky fisho to become a millionaire through the Territory Government’s Million Dollar Fish competition.

A further 12 $10,000-tagged Barramundi are now worth a million dollars, bringing the total number of Barramundi worth one million dollars to 24.

This is the most million-dollar Barramundi in the history of the competition, close to guaranteeing one lucky angler will become a millionaire at the reel of a rod.

Taking into account the seven $10,000 fish already claimed this season, there are still 80 $10,000 barras waiting to be caught, alongside the new 24 million-dollar fish.

Once a barra with a million-dollar tag is caught, the remaining 23 will revert to $10,000 fish for the remainder of the season.

The previous season of Million Dollar Fish injected a total of $70.8 million into the Territory economy and delivered more than 150,000 nights stayed in Territory accommodation by visitors, while mentions of the competition in the media reached more than five million people.

Season 9 of Million Dollar Fish, supported by SportsBet, runs from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024. To claim any prize money from a tagged fish, you must be registered for Season 9. This also automatically enters you into the Lucky Prize Pool, which includes thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes up for grabs. Register now for free at

The Million Dollar Fish continues to be a massive catch for the Territory and interstate visitors, last season alone brought 10,000 keen anglers from interstate to the NT, generating over $70 million dollars for our economy.”

“Our local business owners too are rewarded by Territory Labor’s Million Dollar Fish because there has never been a better reason to stock up on fishing supplies and hit the water.

“It is extremely exciting to think one lucky person will become a millionaire as we kick off 2024 with 24 one million-dollar tagged Barramundi.”

“This super stocking is boosting fishing for every Victoria, and is part of our $96 million investment in fishing and boating to build better facilities, stronger fishing clubs, expanded fish hatcheries for everyone to enjoy.”

Brent Potter

Minister for Major Events

“Recreational fishing is a drawcard to the Territory and a signature pastime for Territorians, and generates $270 million to the Northern Territory economy.

“The Territory boasts some of the most sustainable and well-managed fisheries in the world, as well as some of the best fisho’s so if you’re planning to get out on the water to be sure to register.

Joel Bowden

Minister for Recreational Fishing

“As the major sponsor of Million Dollar Fish, SportsBet is thrilled to be playing a part in making one lucky fisho a millionaire and helping dozens of others become $10,000 richer.

“With just a few short months of Season 9 left, now is the time to register and get out on the water before it’s too late!”

Thijs Bors

NT Operations and Partnerships Manager, SportsBet