Million Dollar Fish Competition Darwin 2017

Million Dollar Fish

Million Dollar Fish

For the third 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 visit Darwin. There is one $1 million dollar fish and 100 $10,000 fish to be caught. Well actually 99, at the time of this blog publication one fish has already been 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 3, 2017 to February 28 2018. Then start fishing at any of the great locations in the Top End.



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 101 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 2016.


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

Where to Stay in Darwin for Million Dollar Fish Competition

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

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