Catch the million dollar barra

Season three of the Territory’s iconic Million Dollar Fish competition is now underway.

It’s important that local and visiting fishers remember to fish safely and responsibly while trying their luck at catching one of the 101 tagged barra.

A great tool for recreational fishers is the free app, NT Fishing Mate, which is available for Apple and Android smart phones. NT Fishing Mate is there to help recreational fishers know the rules and know which areas are open to fishing.

It contains information about boat ramps, rules for fishing in specific areas, reef fish protection areas, and water safety. It checks your location even while closed to let you know of restricted areas near boat ramps.

The app can also be used to report suspect fishing activities, dead or injured marine life, pests or problems to Fisheries NT.

You can also follow the Fisheries NT Facebook page for all the latest tips and information about sustainable fishing in the Territory

It is important to be Crocwise in Top End waters. Information about crocodile safety is available on the NT.GOV.AU website and the NT Fishing Mate app

Season three of Million Dollar Fish runs to 28 February 2018. Participants must register at

Million Dollar Fish Logo