Ashley Rae is a full-time multi-species angler residing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a full-time fishing writer and video/content creator. Although she did not grow up in a fishing family, Ashley fell in love with the sport at an early age through being introduced by a family friend. Ashley is passionate about chasing anything with fins from her boat, kayak, from shore or on the ice. Ashley created her blog, SheLovesToFish.com, in 2009 as a diary of her fishing adventures and has since grown to write informative and educational articles for publications and websites internationally. Ashley is very active on social media and enjoys connecting with anglers from around the world. Her organic following of nearly 150k followers continues to grow.
Ashley works with a wide range of businesses, brands, government and tourism organizations, as well as event organizers to share educational fishing content and to encourage others to get involved in the sport. In addition to her blog, she shares her adventures through her YouTube channel, has been involved in various professional video projects, and has appeared on fishing shows on the World Fishing Network and beyond.
In 2016, Ashley was named as a “Game Changer” and “one of 11 outdoorswomen transforming the face of hunting and fishing” by Field & Stream Magazine.
In 2018, Ashley and her friend Erik Luzak won the FLW Canada Cup on the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, and then went on to represent Canada at the FLW Costa Championship on Lake Guntersville in Alabama, USA.
In August 2023, Ashley and Erik repeated another win at the Major League Fishing (formerly FLW) Canada Team Showdown on Cameron Lake in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. They will represent Canada and compete at the Major League Fishing Toyota Series Championship on Table Rock Lake in Missouri in November.