Eels reels in a Barra – Ballarat local nets Top End fishing prize

October 24, 2022 11:08 am in by


A Ballarat angler has hooked a pricey catch in the Northern Territory’s Million Dollar Fish competition.

Ranae Eels caught the eighth $10,000 barra of the 2022/23 season while chartering Darwin’s Bynoe Harbour.

The Bunkers Hill local is the first interstate fisher to catch a tagged Barra this year.

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Ranae was on the last day of her Top End holiday when she reeled in the prize.

Million Dollar Fish Season 8 runs until 31 March 2023. There are still 92 x $10,000 barramundi swimming around Northern Territory’s Top End waterways, in addition to nine fish worth a million dollars.

Image: Million Dollar Fish Facebook page