After the huge success of the inaugural season, Million Dollar Fish is going to return for a second season. The good news comes after the official finale of the first season.
Adam Giles, the Chief Minister and Tourism Minister of Northern Territory, said that the greatly successful first season of the competition, where the participants caught 10 prize tagged barramundi worth $10,000 across different fishing spots of Northern Territory (NT), helped a lot in promoting the NT around the world. He revealed that 43,000 people from 62 countries had registered to take part in the inaugural season, which was 33% more than what they had initially expected.
Mr Giles thought that the catching of 10 prize tagged fishes in the first season set up a parameter of the show to a high standard and it would encourage intestate anglers to take part in the competition catch those tagged fishes, which they now know are real.
Photo Credit: Barramundi Fishing NT
Mr Giles said that the interstate registrants who came to fishing also went to camping, visited Litchfield National Park, and went to many sightseeing tours. These activities and the competition together brought huge financial benefits for the local businesses.
The competitors can expect more thrills and excitement in the second season because many fishing regions in the Top End including Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, Katherine, Kakadu National Park, and Darwin are yet to be explored. Plus, he stakes are high this tile with 101 fish tagged.
Photo Credit: Tourism Northern Territory
Nine fishermen won ten $10,000 cash prize in the first season though the ‘million dollar fish’ was not caught that time. CrownBet, the underwriters of the cash prize, is happy to be back for the second season and their CEO, Matt Tripp, said that they are delighted to pioneer exceptional competitions.
The registration for the second season has already been started and you can grab a spot too by visiting to the website of Million Dollar Fish.