Season 3 Of Million Dollar Fish Competition 1 October 2017-28 February 2018

Season 3 Of Million Dollar Fish Competition 1 October 2017-28 February 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss

$10K Barra In Season 3 Of Million Dollar Fish Competition Caught By Local Fisho

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory resident George Voukolos has become the first fisho for 2017 to reel in a barramundi worth $10,000 as part of the Northern Territory Government’s Million Dollar Fish competition Season 3.

$10,000 prize-tagged barra was caught in the Daly River region and was Mr. Voukolos’ second lucky catch in the competition, having also caught a $10,000 barra in season 2.

Million Dollar Fish competition kicked off on 1 October 2017, with the $1 Million tagged barramundi still to be caught.

“Million Dollar Fish competition is a great initiative that has helped to boost the Northern Territory’s reputation as the best place in the world to stay, play and fish and lure more visitors to the Territory.” Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said.

“I’m delighted to see one of the $10,000 prizes go off and I’d like to offer my congratulations to George.” Minister Moss said.

“Timed to influence travel to the Top End during our low season from October to February, I encourage all anglers and their families to come to the Territory, try their luck at catching the million dollar fish and enjoy our unique tourism experiences while they’re here.”

“In Season 3 of the competition, 101 barramundi have been tagged and released across the Territory with 100 carrying $10,000 cash prize tags. That means there are still 99 $10,000 barra’s lurking and the prized million dollar fish to be caught.”

“Million Dollar Fish competition is free to enter with season three offering more than $2.1 Million in cash and prizes including $1 Million for the prized barra, a prize pool of 100 barra swimming about in Territory waters with $10,000 prize tags plus a fantastic haul of prizes to be won just by registering for the competition.” Minister Moss said.

“As soon as I saw the tag I was really excited. I didn’t think it would happen a second time.” Mr. Voukolos said.

“Secret to catching barra is knowing the right night, the right moon phases and the right tides. I do pretty well most times I go to this spot.”

NT Minister for Tourism & Culture Lauren Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Million Dollar Fish campaign ambassador and Mate of the Territory Matthew Hayden said George’s winning catch should encourage others to book a holiday to the Northern Territory.

“$1 Million barra is still out there in Top End waters, so stop guessing if you can catch it and start heading to the Northern Territory to find out. Fishing in the Top End is like nowhere else; just being immersed in nature and the big skies it’s an amazing holiday I think all Aussies should experience.” Mr. Hayden said.

CrownBet CEO Matt Tripp said he was delighted to see one of the tagged barra caught.

“Million Dollar Fish is the greatest fishing comp in Australia, and we’re hoping season 3 will reel in the big one.” Mr. Tripp said.

“Season 1 saw 10 prize-tagged barramundi worth $10,000 each caught and season 2 reeled in 8 $10,000 barra’s, so the competition has had a total of $180,000 in cash awarded and we’re tipping season 2 to be just as successful.”

Season 3 of the Million Dollar Fish competition will run from 1 October 2017 to 28 February 2018.