Ashley Rae is a full-time multi-species angler residing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 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 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 140k followers continues to grow.
Ashley works with a wide range of businesses, brands, government and tourism organizations, and event organizations to promote fishing, as well as educate and inspire people 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 television shows on the World Fishing Network and beyond.
Ashley welcomes guests of all ages aboard her boat through guided fishing trips, and hosts events to get more women on the water.
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, and then went on to represent Canada at the FLW Costa Championship on Lake Guntersville in Alabama, USA.
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