My name is Rachel Moffatt and I live on the north shore of Lake Erie, in a small fishing village in Norfolk County, Ontario. I’ve always been drawn to water and wild things and grew up in a family filled with hunters and anglers. I learned from a young age how to identify, harvest, and prepare wild food and I am passing those skills on to my children.
As an adult I taught myself how to fish and became seriously addicted to the sport. I have now fished in both oceans, the Caribbean, many lakes and rivers, and have even started fishing competitively. As much as fishing is my passion, so is writing. I am a free lance writer and have written for several publications and websites, including WorldFishingNetwork.com and NationalProstaff.com.
I am passionate about teaching women to fish and to this end I am involved with Ontario Women Anglers and Great Canadian Female Anglers. I am also a fishing guide and instructor with Baer Fishing Adventures.
When I’m not fishing, I can often be found volunteering with the Long Point Land Trust where I act as a citizen scientist and collect data in the field for snake and turtle surveys during the spring, summer, and fall. Living in the Carolinian zone is a privilege and a responsibility. This area is home to so much of Canada’s biodiversity, it behooves every citizen to be aware and educated on protecting and preserving the precious life all around us.