Black Drummer or Rock Blackfish are a tough fighting fish found around surf washed rocky headlands
How To Identify:
Rock Blackfish are quite a plain dusky black. They have a small head and mouth with a stocky, solid body and a powerful tail. Can grow to about 9kgs but that is rare and usual catches are in the 0.5 to 3 kgs
How To Catch:
Fish from surf washed rocks with cunji, small crabs, or prawns. They are a hard fighter and once hooked will immediately try to head back to the rock hole they came from, fighting dirty is their main tactic.
Found along the coastline of Queensland and New South Wales. Lives around rocky headlands that has surf washing over rock cover.