Silver Drummer is a tough fighting fish caught around waved washed rocks and ocean fronts.
How To Identify:
Silver Drummer are deep bodies with a small mouth, they are silver on the upper body. Sometimes they have vague longitudinal stripes. Commonly caught between 1 -6 kgs but occasionally caught up to 10kgs.
How To Catch:
Silver drummer are not actively targeted as the table quality is not great, but quite often caught while targeting the more popular black drummer or luderik. They are mainly vegetarian but will sometimes take crab or cunjevoi. Will take the weed used when luderik fishing however the light lines used by most when luderik fishing means they usually snap anglers off when returning to their rock homes
Silver drummer is found right around the southern half of Australia. From the very Southern part of Queensland right around the south side of Australia to just beyond Perth in the west. They prefer waved washed rocky headlands, especially where there is heavy vegetation on the rocks