Million Dollar Fish Season 2

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Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:52 pm

Tourism NT's Million Dollar Fish Season 2, kicked off October 1 ... http://www.milliondollarfish.com.au/

There's 100 x $10,000 tagged barra, and a $1,000,000 fish, released in waterways across the NT.

Here's North Australian FISH FINDER's tip to maximise your chance of success ... fish hard until February :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Don't forget your barramundi fishing maps ... http://www.fishfinderbooks.com
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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by Fish frames » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:08 am

Good luck everyone. Someone's gotta catch the big one.

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Million Dollar Barra 2016

Post by CharFin » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:06 pm

2 caught already.
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Re: Million Dollar Barra 2016

Post by theodosius » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:43 pm

Can't wait to get out there and have a crack!!

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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by skotty74 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:21 am

I'm interested to know... From all the fish caught in the classic and nationals every year, how many people have caught tagged fish in the Daly? Is it common? There must be a thousand fish tagged and released in there every year, the people I have asked that have fished there a lot and caught a lot of fish say not many... I am surprised how many of the fish in the MDB comp get caught considering there are only 100 territory wide... But good on those that do and I'll be having a crack myself!!!
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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by jpb15 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:26 pm

Hi Skotty,
I do fish the Daly Regularly.
Between 3 of us, we probably average 2 or 3 Tags a Year.
Caught 1, last weekend Down there.
We have even managed to Catch the same fish Twice.
The first time, was about 6 - 8 Weeks apart, and I think the Location, was about 15 kms apart.
The Second time, was 2 Weeks apart, in the Same location.

It would be nice to know, what percentage of fish, are recaptured, and Time frames.
I have not heard of a Tagged Fish, ever being Caught, during 1 of the Comps, but I would think it has happened a few times.
Sick of coming home Fishless

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Post by skotty74 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:46 am

Ok that's good to know... I've just been struggling to get my head around the odds of getting any of the released fish for the MDB comp... The thing that reduces the odds I guess is that they will go back to exactly where they are caught once they're released again?
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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by dannett » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:08 pm

Yeah I am amazed again that MDB tags are getting caught. Blown away by the odds and the quantity that are turning up.

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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:29 am

More will be caught, last year's MDF showed the possibilities and this time there are even more fish.

There are 101 fish in Season 2. Minus 2 fish caught so far = 99 left :)

Barramundi stand up to tagging well, perfect fish for a comp like this.

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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by burners » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:37 pm

With articles like this more people will be trying to get amongst em

http://www.news.com.au/travel/australia ... 32e58dfd9c

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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by theodosius » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:21 pm

Caught about 1000 barra, never seen a tag



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Re: Million Dollar Fish Season 2

Post by theodosius » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:50 pm

What a legend!


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