It’s a Merry Fishmas with more ways to win from Million Dollar Fish!

Million Dollar Fish, supported by SportsBet, is the competition that keeps on giving, with Season 9 set to share the love this Fishmas through 12 days of surprises.

Fishmas will deliver on the ultimate Christmas wish-list, with the fishing elves revealing a new surprise each day from today, Friday, 1 December 2023.

To kick things off, today’s surprise is that one of the barra originally worth $10,000 is now worth a million bucks. So there are 12 chances to reel in a million dollars. There are also 93 barra worth $10,000 still swimming around out there.

Other Fishmas prizes include tourism experiences, vouchers to wine and dine at some of Darwin’s best restaurants, and some great fishing gear. Prizes will be revealed daily via and Anyone registered for Season 9 is in the running to win.

Season 9 of Million Dollar Fish has already given away $70,000 to six lucky fishos who have reeled in a $10,000 barra (one won $20,000 thanks to the Double the Dough initiative). Someone is guaranteed to win a million dollars this season and, with red-tagged barra released across Top End waterways in the Darwin, Kakadu, Tiwi Islands, Katherine and Arnhem Land regions, the big one could be reeled in anywhere.

SportsBet NT Operations and Partnerships Manager Thijs Bors said: “As the major sponsor of Million Dollar Fish, SportsBet has given six lucky fishos cash for reeling in a red-tagged barra”.

“Now anglers have the chance to snag some great Fishmas prizes too. Million Dollar Fish is the greatest fishing competition in Australia and, with the million guaranteed to go off this season, we can’t wait to change someone’s life simply through fishing.”

Season 9 of Million Dollar Fish runs from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024. To claim any prize money from a red-tagged barra, anglers must be registered for Season 9. This also automatically enters them into the monthly Lucky Prize Pool, which includes thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes. Register for free at