Season 5: Million Dollar Fish – First $10k barra caught

Local angler Greg Fry is the first to reel in a tagged barra worth $10,000 as part of Million Dollar Fish, Season 5.

The prize-tagged Barra was caught at Manton Dam while Mr Fry was out fishing with friends at the weekend (October 26-27 2019).

Season 5 kicked off on 1 October 2019 and saw 121 tagged Barramundi released; one red-tagged $1 million Barra, 100 red-tagged Barramundi worth $10,000 each and 20 purple-tagged Barramundi, worth $5,000 each to be split between the fisho and an NT based charity.

There are still six million reasons to fish the Top End as the previous seasons’ $1 million tag numbers are still active. The tag numbers include:

  • S1-MDF1469
  • S2-MDF2656
  • S3-MDF3556
  • S4-MDF4540 and S4-MDF4663

Season 5 runs to 31 March 2020 and entry is free. To be in the running, participants must register online at

You will also go into the draw for more than $30,000 worth of prizes from Anaconda, Bigfish Gear, Engel, Shimano and Holidays of Australia and the World.

Source: NT Government