Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a flagship project of The Countryside Alliance Foundation, a charity dedicated to increasing access to our countryside and helping as many people as possible appreciate the beauty and possibilities of rural Britain.

Casting for Recovery exists to provide an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather on an all-expenses paid retreat in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing. Just as importantly, the retreats offer an opportunity to meet new friends, share stories, support others and, crucially, have fun.

Our weekend retreats incorporate advice, educational services and relaxation techniques.  The retreats are delivered by trained facilitators including a psycho-social therapist, a health care professional (e.g. physiotherapist, nurse), as well as qualified fly fishing instructors and fishing guides.
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  • 2016 Coniston Hotel and Country Estate

    15 Apr - 17 Apr 2016

    A retreat at the beautiful Coniston Hotel and Country Estate near Skipton in North Yorkshire.

    Retreats are provided free of charge to ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer. All participants need to do is get themselves to the venue and we will take care of the rest! The itinerary includes casting instruction, medical advice and support, fresh air, great food and lots of fun and friendship.