A Message from Kevin Moriarty- Your Pennsylvania Fishing Guide
Hello, my name is Kevin Moriarty! Your Pennsylvania Fishing Guide here at Top Water Trips
I grew up on the edge of the Oley Valley and spent most of my time fishing with my dad on the Manatawny. He introduced me to fishing, just as his father did for him. My friend Jesse introduced me to fly fishing; he laid the groundwork for the fly fishing knowledge I have today. As time has passed my interest and passion for angling has grown. My experience ranges from Guide School In Montana to competing in kayak bass fishing tournaments around Pennsylvania and the East Coast.
I am a certified Wilderness First Responder and am trained/certified to guide overnight, daily, and weekend guided fishing trips. My training in river entomology, knot tying, drift boating, jet boating, wilderness medicine, fly casting, kayaking, cooking, ServSafe food handling, and food safety management has been indispensable. I also received my Associate in Business, graduating Cum Laude from RACC.
All my training, education, and experience have been geared towards owning and operating my own guide service, adopting meaningful responsibilities, sharing my knowledge, and providing unparalleled service in Pennsylvania. I have a ton of fun on the water; it’s where I find myself at home. The Little Schuylkill is my favorite stream to Fly Fish and the Big Schuylkill River in Berks County is my favorite Smallmouth River! So come on out with me and get on the water! Right on!
Additional Information on Fishing Guides in Pennsylvania
A variety of training is important to becoming a Guide. Becoming a Pennsylvania Guide requires no extra qualification beyond Insurance & First Aid/CPR. But, I wanted more training as a Fly Fishing Guide, so I went to Guide School on the Bighorn River in. It was an extremely important experience to become a Fishing Guide in Pennsylvania. I would suggest anyone looking to become a Pennsylvania Fishing Guide go to Guide School!