Red-tag barra bonanza in lead up to very merry Fishmas!

Million Dollar Fish is the gift that keeps on giving, with yet another angler cashing in as part of Australia’s richest fishing competition, underwritten by SportsBet.

Territorian Steven Coulton is the latest fisho to bag himself a prize-tagged barra, with the lucrative catch reeled in at Wagait Beach on 6 December.

Caught off the bank of his front yard, the Wagait Beach resident was pleased to find himself $10,000 richer. He plans to split the cash with his mate Andrew Bates who was with him when he hooked the lucky catch.

It wasn’t until the pair were filleting their 75cm barra that they realised the fish had a red tag in it. Now with an extra $5,000 in each of their pockets, the lucky duo say they’ll spend their winnings on new fishing tackle and paying off some bills.

As part of Season 7, every $10,000 fish caught is worth $1,000 extra to one of the Million Dollar Fish official charity partners. Steven chose Cancer Council NT. Once the Million Dollar Fish is caught, an additional $10,000 will be given to a Million Dollar Fish official charity partner.

The chances of becoming a millionaire, or even $10,000 better off, have never been higher. Still swimming around in Territory waterways for Season 7 are 104 prize-tagged barra worth $10,000 and eight fish worth a cool $1 million.

Regardless of skill level or experience, all fishos are encouraged to hit the water for the chance to reel in a Christmas cash bonus.
Million Dollar Fish Season 7 finishes on 31 March next year, meaning there’s plenty of time to push the boat out or explore the Territory’s land-based fishing locations.

Remember, all fishos must be registered to claim a prize-tagged fish. Registering is free at and you also go into the monthly draw to win great prizes. They include a Great Northern Tiwi Island Breakaway, Shimano fishing combos, Anaconda vouchers, Britz campervan getaways, Engel fridges and freezers and Top End fishing holidays and experiences.