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 www.milliondollarfish.com.au