Freshwater longtom are as the name suggests the freshwater version of the Australian Longtoms
How To Identify:
Longtoms are a group of slender fish with long jaws and sharp teeth. The Freshwater longtom is easily recognized when caught as it is caught in freshwater and the only longtom caught in freshwater. It can grow to about 1.2 meters.
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.
The Freshwater longtom is the sole freshwater member of the longtom family. It is found in larger slow moving streams in the Northern Territory, Queensland and occasionally into Northern NSW.