One million reasons to wet a line

Million Dollar Fish will kick off Season 5 with six tagged barramundi worth $1 million each. The Million Dollar Fish Competition is Australia’s richest fishing competition. The Territory is already well known as a dream destination for fishos and now there’s a million more reasons for anglers to book their trip of a lifetime.

Locals can get in on the action too of course – just make sure you have a firm agreement with your fishing mates about dividing the spoils should a winning fish come on board your boat!

This year’s competition will see a total of 121 tagged barramundi released around the Top End including one red-tagged $1 million barra marked Season 5 and 100 red-tagged barra worth $10,000 each.

A further 20 purple-tagged barramundi each worth $5,000 have been released, to be split between the lucky fisho and their choice of three NT based charities; Cancer Council NT, Star Ball through the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the Shimano Junior Indigenous Guide Program, through the Hayden & Reynolds Project.

The $1 million tagged barra from Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 remain active in Season 5 of the competition, with the bonus season for Season 4 live until 30 September or until the first $1 million barra is caught.

The previous season's $1 million tag numbers to look out for include:

  • S1-MDF146
  • S2-MDF2656
  • S3-MDF3556
  • S4-MDF4540 and S4-MDF4663

The $1 million tag number for the upcoming Season 5 Million Dollar Fish competition will remain a secret until the end of Season 5.
Season 5 kicks off on 1 October 2019 and runs to 31 March 2020.

Entry is free and competition participants must register online at

By registering for the competition, participants will be entered into the draw for more than $30,000 worth of prizes from Anaconda, Bigfish Gear, Engel, Shimano and Holidays of Australia and the World.