Ashley is commercial fisherman owning two boats that operate from Wells Next The Sea on the North Norfolk coast.
Ashley is a first generation fisherman who gave up the rat race of the nine to five in 2018 to peruse a career at sea. In the last 4 years Ashley has used the power of social media to provide a window into life at sea in the commercial fishing landscape.
Ashley advocates for breaking gender stereotypes, supporting the small scale fishing fleet while promoting British seafood and providing insight into how the fishing industry actually works.
Most recently Ashley has won the award for Fisherman of the year in the under 10 meter boat category and is the first woman to have ever held this title.