Ashley Rae is a year-round multi-species angler residing in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). She spends most of her time fishing throughout Southeastern Ontario but also loves traveling to new destinations throughout Canada and beyond. Ashley is a newspaper/magazine columnist, freelance writer, blogger, and occasionally presents seminars at sports shows and events. Ashley began this blog in 2009 to document her adventures on the water. You can find the most up-to-date photos and posts on her social media pages:
Ashley’s first fishing experience took place at the age of five, when introduced by a family friend. Having parents that didn’t fish, Ashley took any opportunity to get on the water with friends growing up, and then later decided to join a B.A.S.S. club to fish tournaments and learn more about bass fishing. She participated in local tournaments in Belleville, (Ontario) until deciding to purchase a kayak and focus on recreational fishing. In 2009, with the help of supporters from around the world, Ashley won a contest with the World Fishing Network to go on a dream fishing vacation. Voters selected her video contest entry as the winner in the ‘Adopt An Angler’ contest sending Ashley deep sea fishing in Tobago! After overwhelming support from her local community and even those from other parts of the world, Ashley started this blog to document her trip and to keep a diary of her fishing adventures. She also began sharing her fishing experiences on social media.
After going to school to be a medical office administrator, the 9-5 lifestyle grew stale inspiring Ashley to focus on what she loved most and finding a way to make it work as a career. She gave up the office life transitioning into more fishing-related opportunities such as; freelance writing, blogging, presenting seminars at trade shows, hosting fishing television shows, radio interviews, events, and more. It has been no easy journey as no one simply wakes up and gets paid to fish, but Ashley keeps herself busy with various projects and activities that pertain to fishing throughout the year. Today you will find her on the water posting updates and stories about her outings and connecting with supporters from around the world to talk fishing. You’ll find her stories and articles in various magazines and websites throughout Ontario and beyond. Ashley is supported by: Alumacraft Boats, Yamaha Motors, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Urban Sport, Bass Pro Shops, Mustang Survival and Striker Ice. Contact Ashley below: