silver drummer

fal hooked this 6 kg drummer near freo ....after the 30 min fight he would not release 

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Silver drummer ?? Looks like

Wed, 2011-12-21 12:50

Silver drummer ?? Looks like a buff bream to me, or are they the same thing?

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not to sure

Wed, 2011-12-21 12:56

imo its a drummer ......id please drummer or buff

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Buffalo bream

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:07

Buffalo bream

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Did you eat it ?

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:14

What happen to it ?

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3 diff people ate it .....was

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:20

3 diff people ate it .....was told is was good bye all 3

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have a look in the australian

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:31

have a look in the australian fish guide bye frank prokop page 88 an tell me thats not a drummer as i have court buff bream at point perion an look diff an poo every where

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Just googled it, thy are the

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:39

Just googled it, thy are the same thing. Kyphosus sydneyanus, Silver Drummer (Aka: Buffalo Bream)

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And they taste like Sydney's anus too

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:41

Neels

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 Western Buffallo Bream. we

Wed, 2011-12-21 13:57

 Western Buffallo Bream. we dont get silver drummer over here- It is actually a slight genetic variance to the S.D.

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buff bream

Wed, 2011-12-21 15:18

that certainly would have pulled some line!!!! they fight like bastards. well done!! cheers

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Wed, 2011-12-21 15:23
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say no more.. Thanks for that

Thu, 2011-12-22 11:10

say no more.. Thanks for that bod

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kill it??? eat it!!!!

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Common Buffalo Bream

Wed, 2011-12-21 15:28

Silver Drummer = Common Buffalo Bream = Kyphosus sydneyanus (found from Shark Bay to southern Qld)

Western Buffalo Bream = Kyphosus cornelii (found only along the west coast of WA)

 

Both are very common around Rottnest.  The Silver Drummer is big and is what the photo is.  The Western BB is a smaller fish and has a more forked tail, more yellowish in colour and no 'moustache'

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Nice Fish , whatever it is

Wed, 2011-12-21 18:22

Nice Fish , whatever it is

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thanks every one

Wed, 2011-12-21 20:47

thanks every one

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Yeh, not the kind of fish you

Fri, 2011-12-23 22:31

Yeh, not the kind of fish you would choose to put on the table. Tried it once, never again.

 

They are vegitarian, but have caught them a number of times back in NZ on bait. They sure do fight hard. Nice effort, thats a solid fish.

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Scott, what'd you catch it

Mon, 2012-01-02 13:48

Scott, what'd you catch it on? Meat or veg?

I saw quite a few buffies off the south end of Mindarie rock wall last summer and was going to have a go at them. Read up on it and they recommended lots of pollard burley, then use very tiny hooks and a frozen pea or ball of bread for bait.

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 The ones at mindarie will

Mon, 2012-01-02 14:01

 The ones at mindarie will readily attack mulies and the like. Gotten plenty on 4/0 gangs and mulies hahaha.

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That's how I noticed them.

Mon, 2012-01-02 16:17

That's how I noticed them. When retrieving gangs & mulies. They'd show interest, but just wouldn't bite. Should've garnished it with a piece of lettuce.

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Taste like battery acid

Mon, 2012-01-02 20:31

While its a great size fish its best left as a MILF (Mother in-law Fish)

I stupidly tried it once and it really did taste like battery acid, mind you I had been warned!

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stuey

Tue, 2012-01-03 11:24

got it at 2 am in the morning near robs jetty ,wasnt much biteing then bang the stupid thing ran into my line geting him self into a big tangle,didnt run but still took 20 mins to get in

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i used to catch them between herring on prawn

Tue, 2012-01-03 17:09

 i used to catch them while fishing for herring on prawns,and they give a good fight,to eat them kill straight away,fillet and put on ice,taste better than herring imo,dont let it die natturally ,just butcher and eat,or release if not wanted

 

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looks like a nice bit of

Tue, 2012-01-03 20:07

looks like a nice bit of shark bait you got there shame u ate it bin cleaning up on drummer fillets lateley eh

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 got pics?

Tue, 2012-01-03 20:36

 got pics?

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Got a buff on live bait....

Sat, 2012-01-07 20:56

Was at the Busselton Jetty many years ago.  Buffs were always around the pylons and were a "yer can't catch them" fish.  Anyway, I hooked a tiny skippy on a bait chaser and a buff had real hard go at it.  So I grabbed a 30lb handline with a goodly sized hook on it, whipped a live yellow tail out of my bucket, pitched it on the hook behind the yellow tail's neck and dropped it in.  A buff snapped it up as soon as it panicked and flashed a bit.  Hooked it, and then it bombed me on a  pylon.  Smart buggers.