Million Dollar Fish 2020

Fishing Accommodation Darwin

For the seventh year running the Million Dollar Fish Competition is running in the Top End and with over $2 million dollars to be won by simply fishing, it’s time to plan your trip and book your fishing accommodation in Darwin. There is one $1 million dollar fish and 100 $10,000 fish to be caught.

To enter the Million Dollar Fish competition is really simple, just sign up to the website and register your entry. The competition season runs from October 1, 2021 to March 31 2022. Then start fishing at any of the great locations in the Top End.

This year there are more chances to win with a staggering EIGHT red-tagged barra worth $1 million each swimming around Northern Territory waterways.
That means there are EIGHT times the chance to reel in the biggest catch of your life - the Season 7 Million Dollar Fish, plus the Million Dollar Fish from all the previous seasons. Once any one of the seven Million Dollar Fish are caught, the remaining seven revert to $10,000 value.

There are further prizes with an additional 100 red-tagged barra worth $10,000 each.

So where to fish?

There are 5 main regions in the Top End perfect for fishing stretching from Milikapiti in the Tiwi Islands to Borroloola. The barramundi could be in any of these areas as the 132 fish were tagged and released at multiple locations across the Top End.

The regions for fishing for the Million Dollar fish according to the Tourism NT site are;


Including  Darwin Harbour, Shady Camp, Dundee Beach and Daly River. These areas are all within driving distance of Darwin, and the Daly River had many tagged barramundi caught in that region in previous years.


Yellow Water and East Alligator River are the main fishing areas here. Yellow Waters is a beautiful location with a lot of birdlife.

Arnhem Land

The main fishing locations in Arnhem land are Groote Eylandt, Cobourg, Maningrida, Ramingingung and Nhulunbuy

Tiwi Islands

Milikapiti and Bathurst Island


South of Katherine are the Victoria River, Roper River and Borroloola

Fishing Accommodation Darwin"

When you come to Darwin for the Million Dollar fish competition, staying at Ramada Suites Zen Quarter as you base will guarantee you a comfortable experience.

We have one and two bedroom apartments – along with large family suites which can sleep up to six mates comfortably. Fishing tours can be organised from out tour desk, so that you have the best chance of catching a fish, with local guides.

Coming back to Ramada Suites Zen Quarter after a long day of fishing, you will enjoy our 28 meter infinity swimming pool and cool air-conditioned rooms. Additionally if you bring in your catch to Horizen Cafe, our licenced restaurant – we can cook up your catch for you for a fee. Another consideration is all our rooms have washing machines and dryers so that your fishing attire can be washed immediately. Everyone loves fish face but not fish clothes so much ? .

To book your fishing accommodation in Darwin for the Million Dollar Fish Competition just click here for the best available rates.

Fishing Accommodation Darwin
Fishing Accommodation Darwin
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