Record-breaking Season 8 of Million Dollar Fish competition

Record-breaking Season 8 of Million Dollar Fish competition

Season 8 of Australia’s richest fishing competition, Million Dollar Fish, has wrapped up and it was officially the biggest on record, with $230,000 given away to 20 anglers lucky enough to reel in a red-tagged barramundi in the Northern Territory.

After an incredible start to the season, with 16 fish caught in the first two months, it seemed the barra enjoyed a festive break over December and January, with none caught. February saw one fish bagged, and a concerted effort by fishos to bag Double the Dough in March saw two barra reeled in worth $20,000 each. Two days before Season 8 wrapped up Asman Rory from Borroloola landed the final fish of the season, number 20, and a cool $10,000.

Season 8 was the biggest in more ways than one, with the most people registering in the history of the competition – 47,949, compared to 38,556 in Season 7.

Million Dollar Fish is delivered by Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC), and CEO Suzana Bishop said a staggering 55.2% of registrants were from interstate, compared to just 9.2% in Season 7.

Million Dollar Fish, underwritten by SportsBet, also saw $23,000 donated to the competition’s official charity partners – Cancer Council NT, Starlight and Shoreline.

To find out more about the competition, visit 

Tourism NT
The Ethics Centre
NT Business Events
Mates 4 Mates
Northern Territory Government
Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory Major Events Company
Brand Council
Children's Cancer Institute
Possability Group
Jacana Energy
NT Mental Health Coalition
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light
Million Dollar Fish
betr Darwin Triple Crown
Kwik Kopy
Grow Well Live Well
AGB Events
Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Sydney Airport
Verve Super
St Vincent's Hospital Australia
Starlight Childrens Foundation
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Teachers Mutual Bank
Pathways to Politics