Lucky fishos enjoy bonus chance to snag a tagged barra

Man poses with his big barra catch

Sixty lucky fishos tried their best to catch a bonus $5,000 Charity Fish yesterday at a special event at Barramundi Adventures. The fishos won a spot at the invite-only gathering through a competition run with Mix 104.9 FM – Wet a Line with Matt Wright.

The event, in Darwin’s rural area, was to celebrate the partnership between Million Dollar Fish and Great Northern Brewing Co. Great Northern ambassador, mad keen fisho and Outback Wrangler Matt Wright released the bonus Charity Fish and the fishos had a good crack at catching it – but no one managed to snag it.

What they did snag was a swag of other prizes, including a Great Northern Breakaway fishing trip to the Tiwi Islands, Great Northern Fishing Packs and official Million Dollar Fish merchandise.

“It was a great day with plenty of action in the water,” NT Major Events CEO Tim Watsford said. “Barra were everywhere, but sadly the elusive $5,000 tagged barra refused to take the bait. A good time was had by all though, especially the winner of the Great Northern Breakaway fishing trip, which was worth more than $10,000. What better way to celebrate our partnership with Great Northern.”

“Million Dollar Fish is a great opportunity to get fishos up North, and what better brand to partner with than Great Northern, the taste of the North,” Matt Wright added.

If the bonus Charity Fish is caught by anyone registered for Million Dollar Fish, aged 18 or over, between now and 31 March 2021 (the end of Million Dollar Fish Season 6), the full $5,000 will go to the Million Dollar Fish-affiliated charity of the fisho’s choice. But the fisho is not forgotten – they’ll receive a remote fishing charter, courtesy of Barra Adventures, and a Million Dollar Fish merchandise pack.

There are still more than 100 tagged fish swimming around in Territory waterways, including seven with a $1 million prize tag.

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