The Barred Longtom is one of the warm water species of Long Toms in Australia
How To Identify:
Longtoms are a group of slender fish with long jaws and sharp teeth. The Barred Longtom has 8 to 10 vertical bars down the back of its body, it is green on the back and silver on the side. Barred Long Toms can grow as large as 1.5 m.
How To Catch:
Long Toms are usually caught while fishing for other species. They have long snouts with sharp teeth for eating small fish so they avidly take lures however they can be difficult to hook. They will also take bait such as small fish or strips of fish bait. They are very acrobatic once hooked and will leap in the air, a good fight on light gear.
In Australia the Barred Longtom is found in the warmer waters of Queensland and out to the Barrier reef, around the top of Australia to northern Western Australia.