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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Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Mount Falcon, Ballina, County Mayo

    13 May - 15 May 2016

    Ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer are invited to apply to join us on a retreat at the stunning Mount Falcon Estate in the West of Ireland.

  • 2016 Kimbridge-on-the-Test

    22 Jul - 24 Jul 2016

    Join us for a weekend of medical support and fly fishing tuition at the beautiful Kimbridge on the Test near Romsey in Hampshire. http://www.kimbridgeonthetest.com/

  • 2016 Forbes-of-Kingennie

    23 Sep - 25 Sep 2016

    Join the Casting for Recovery team at the beautiful Forbes of Kingennie resort near Dundee. You'll receive a warm Scottish welcome from the Forbes family and their staff and enjoy a weekend of great food, great company and the finest fly fishing tuition.