Wild oyster mushroom fishing

4 Nov

Here’s a new activity for you,The oyster mushrooms above were a little to easy and some folks may say, like fishing in a barrel, I could drive my car a bit closer to the tree and reach out the window and grab a cluster, which means on a frequently travelled road they would have taken up to much pollution to use for food, especially since a very active gravel pit is located across the road, so these mushrooms are best left here to participate in some mycoremediation to help out the environment.

This is more like it, now I am in an old hardwood forest a few miles away, here we see a newly fruiting mushroom cluster with some older but possibly good clusters further up. This tree almost looks like it is laying down on a bed of snow, but the white background is an overcast sky and a light mist is in the air, perfect fishing weather here in Atlantic Canada.

I got a bite, this will actually be my second cluster I attempt to catch from this sugar maple tree. This group of mushrooms is around 14 feet off the ground and my 8 foot fishing rod (tent pole {click on this photo  for better view}) is getting close to the limit of my casting range. I could have brought a fishing net, but trying to catch the falling oysters makes the sport even more fun.  Wild oyster mushrooms grow in most temperate and tropical climates throughout the world and make for easy dry land fishing providing you have a fishing pole (no strings attached) and can wait for the right time when they surface from their tree trunks. ciao

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6 Responses to “Wild oyster mushroom fishing”

  1. Jay November 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    and no problems about ever having the wrong bait!
    Kind wishes, J

    • mobius faith November 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

      That’s too funny Jay. 🙂

    • 1left November 5, 2012 at 7:47 am #

      Yes J, No license, no tackle box, just permission if you are on private land. Its a great new sport easy to get hooked on.

  2. weedimageoftheday November 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I can picture you jumping and running about at the base of the tree, then getting out of breath, dropping something, bonking yourself on the head, laughing out loud even though you are alone…oh wait. I was picturing myself. oops.

    • 1left November 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

      weed-day, Your vision is spot on especially when it comes to fishing oyster mushrooms as these mushroom clusters come tumbling down from above, but I suspect you’ll agree the opportunity for a good chuckle appear to be everywhere, nature is absolutely the greatest show on earth.

      • weedimageoftheday November 6, 2012 at 1:59 am #

        Absolutely!!! I’ll think of you next time I aim ungainly for something atop a tree, or at the end of a long pole! Thank you for the chuckle!!!

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