Peter Phung aka Shroom

Peter Phung aka Shroom

Peter Phung aka Shroom

Peter Phung is well-known among fishos as 'Shroom.' He is a fishing personality and video creator based in the metropolitan Sydney area. He creates regular fishing videos and hosts a live stream on YouTube to showcase the wonderful recreational sport that fishing is. Here's Shroom's story, in his own words.

"The adventure, excitement and mystery of fishing is what lured me into fishing at the age of five. With a handline in my hand, I discovered the joys of fishing for the first time fishing with my family along the banks of the mighty Georges River.

My love for fishing continued throughout my teenage years; adventures often embarked on during school holidays with friends. The internet was not as developed and social media was not mainstream back then so information was often obtained through books, word of mouth and other avenues.

Over the years as the internet evolved, I found my way onto Fishraider which is Australia's most prominent fishing forum. I served as a senior moderator for many years. It was and still is a great place to discuss fishing and boating matters that are relevant to anglers of all skill levels.

Fast-forward to 2021, I am more greatly involved in the scene and still finding new ways to enjoy fishing and boating as they continually evolve. Times have changed; greater synergy with technology through digital applications particularly for mobile devices, a better understanding of the weather, boating safety and the aquatic environment and a different mindset regarding longevity and conservation of this sport."