Anticipation is building for the start of Million Dollar Fish Season 6, with the popular fishing competition officially launching on Thursday, 1 October 2020.
The iconic Territory drawcard runs for six months until Wednesday, 31 March 2021, with this season the biggest to date.
One new Million Dollar Fish has been released which will see a total of seven red-tagged $1 million barra in Northern Territory waterways for Season 6, along with 100 red-tagged barra worth $10,000 each.
There are also 20 $5,000 purple-tagged barra, with $2,500 awarded to the lucky angler and $2,500 donated to the winners’ Million Dollar Fish affiliated charity of choice.
SportsBet External Affairs Manager Brad Fanning said he was delighted to be involved in the sixth season of Million Dollar Fish.
“I’m even more excited to see SportsBet come on board as the competition’s new naming rights partner.
“On behalf of SportsBet, we are thrilled to be partnering with the Northern Territory Government on Australia’s richest fishing competition, with this season shaping up to be one of the best yet.
“Season 6 includes more tagged barra than ever before, so we look forward to awarding both locals and visitors alike with cheques for huge cash prizes over the next six months.”
Season 6 includes a number of new exciting new elements, including the Double Tag Barra. Each of the five Top End fishing regions contains one Double Tag Barra, with the lucky winning fisho set to score $10,000, plus another $5,000 to give to a mate who’s had a tough year.
Registered Season 6 participants who reel in a tagged fish can also score with the first-ever official Million Dollar Fish shirt. Made in Darwin by BigFish Gear, the limited edition shirt will see fishos land a $1000 Big Fish Gear gift voucher if they hook onto a tagged fish while wearing the new merchandise.
By simply registering for Season 6, entrants also go into the Lucky Prize Pool, with $50,000 worth of prizes from MDF partners up for grabs.
The MDF competition reels in fishing fanatics from all over, and anglers have caught more than 40 tagged fish since the competition began in 2015. The elusive Million Dollar Fish is yet to be landed.
One previous winner, Kelli Carroll, knows all about turning your catch into cash. As a Million Dollar Fish Season 2 winner she was the first female fisho to catch a tagged barra.
“It wasn’t until I caught the tagged fish back in Season 2 that I think everyone I knew realised this competition is legit,” she said.
“It’s free to enter and you don’t even have to enjoy fishing to win awesome monthly prizes. I always encourage my friends down south to enter. It’s quick, easy, and best of all, anyone can win!”
Registration for Million Dollar Fish is free. Head to www.milliondollarfish.com.au