Million Dollar Fish Season 5: Your Chance to Bag One of the Six $1 million Barra

Australia’s richest fishing competition and the Territory’s own, Million Dollar Fish will kick off Season 5 with a staggering six tagged Barramundi worth $1 million each.

The Million Dollar Fish Competition reels in fishing fanatics to the Territory, providing a boost to tourism and local tourism operators.

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’s 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.

BetEasy Strategic Partnerships Manager Brad Fanning said the odds are better than ever to snag $1 million in the Northern Territory with six $1 million fish swimming in Top End waterways.

“The 121 tagged barramundi for Season 5 have again been released in Darwin and other prime Territory fishing destinations, including Kakadu, Katherine, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land regions,” he said.

“If the $1 million fish is not caught within the competition timeframe, all six $1 million prize tagged fish will remain active post-competition between 31 March 2020 to 30 September 2020, with the first to be caught awarding the participant $1 million.” 

The $1 million tagged Barra’s 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-MDF1469
  • S2-MDF2656
  • S3-MDF3556
  • S4-MDF4540
  • 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.