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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The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa - 7-9 April 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 4:30pm

APPLY NOW!!! The first retreat of 2017 will be at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa at Coniston Cold near Skipton in North Yorkshire.

Kimbridge on the Test 21-23 July 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 4:30pm

We are delighted to be returning to Kimbridge on the Test estate near Romsey in Hampshire.