With just over two weeks left of Australia’s richest fishing competition the Territory Labor Government has upped the ante again.

More $10,000 tagged barra have been changed to be worth a million dollars each, taking the grand total of Barramundi worth a million dollars to more than 80.

There are still $10k fish waiting to be reeled in, but from today the chances of hooking a red tagged barra worth a million dollars are through the roof.

As Season 9 of Million Dollar Fish draws to a close, a number of initiatives continue to be introduced by the Territory Labor Government to ensure one lucky fisho becomes a millionaire.

Initiatives over the past 6 months to ensure someone does sink the elusive barra include upgrading the majority of $10k fish to million-dollar fish, and sharing maps of where the fish worth the big bucks were released across the Top End’s five main fishing regions – Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land.

To claim any prize money from a tagged fish, you must be registered for Season 9. Register now for free at https://milliondollarfish.com.au/.

“It’s unbelievable to think Million Dollar Fish will be making someone a millionaire very soon.

“The number of people out fishing for a million-dollar fish has been incredible and there is a real sense of excitement in the air that the next cast could result in the catch of a lifetime.

“Last season of the Million Dollar Fish generated a total expenditure stimulus of $70.8 million to the NT economy, which included money spent by more than 10,000 interstater visitors who went fishing for a red-tagged barra.”

Brent Potter

Minister for Major Events

“I don’t think Million Dollar Fish has ever generated as much of a vibe as it has this season, with the news someone will win a million bucks.

“As the major sponsor of the competition, SportsBet can’t wait to hand that big cheque over and change someone’s life.

“Million Dollar Fish is the greatest fishing comp in Australia, and we’re looking forward to returning with Season 10 once we’ve finally made someone a millionaire!”

Thijs Bors

NT Operations and Partnerships Manager, SportsBet