For decades, mad-keen fishermen and women have transcended on Northern
Territory, Top End waters to join locals in the hunt for one thing…. the mighty
Barramundi. Not only is this fish a Territory icon, it’s also a major staple on
menus found in restaurants, bars and homes right across the Top End.
A true part of Northern Territory culture, Barra fishing is the
ultimate addiction, blowing holes in deep pockets for those lured by the
obsessive hunt for that next hit.
To see the silver shine of a metre plus Barra launch itself into the air down one of the many mangrove lined creeks or billabongs the Top End is famous is a sight you never forget.
Now picture this, a metre plus Barra launching itself into the air
with a million dollar tag hanging from its back! Sound interesting?
Well here’s the big news…
The Million Dollar Fish competition is back! With more tagged
Barra and more money to win than ever before!
The first year of the Million Dollar Fish competition saw 43,000
entries from 62 countries, and the huge success of the competition continued in
last year’s second round. This year will see a total prize pool of $2,000,000, with
one Barra carrying the coveted $1,000,000 tag and 100 more carrying $10,000
tags (prize pool only open to Australian residents). These prize-winning fish will
have been released at multiple locations within the Top End in preparation for
the competition’s start.
The rules are simple:
Register at the MDF website before 28 February 2018 (must be 18
years or older)
Head to the NT’s Top End and wet a
line between 1 October 2017 and 28 February 2018
If you land a competition Barra,
snap a few pics with the MDF season 3 tag clearly showing as well as a pic on a
measuring mat or ruler
Retrieve the tag and call the
competition hotline to lodge your claim using your tag’s unique code and photos
Collect your winnings and get back
out on the water!
So, if you’re keen to get in on the Million Dollar Fish action and
don’t know where to start, why not leave it to us.
At Cobourg Fishing Safaris, we’re offering ‘Million Dollar Fishing
Charters’ from our exclusive accommodation at Cobourg Coastal Camp. Here, you’ll escape the
crowds and fish mangrove line creeks all to yourself. Just an hours flight from
Darwin, we take care of all the hard stuff, including the boat, tackle, bait,
meals, flights, permits and expert fishing guides.