The Spectator: State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

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The Spectator’s Camilla Swift has written about outdoor education, observing “Traditionally, private schools have led the way in teaching youngsters about the ways of the countryside. Many state schools, however, are now following their example.” Camilla goes on to write about our own Fishing 4 Schools project, quoting its Director, Charles Jardine. Also mentioned is the…

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Ladies with breast cancer enjoy free fly fishing retreat in Co Mayo

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing programme for ladies with breast cancer, held a weekend retreat at the Mount Falcon Estate at Ballina, Co Mayo at the weekend. Nine ladies joined the residential retreat to learn the basics of fly casting as well as attending counselling and medical support groups. Casting…

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Breast cancer programme invites applications for fly fishing retreat

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique residential fly fishing and medical support programme for ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer, invites applications to its final retreat of 2016. We will be at Forbes of Kingennie near Dundee from 23-25 September and ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer can apply below. For…

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National outdoor learning project Fishing 4 Schools expands into Norfolk

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Teachers, fishing enthusiasts and the press gathered at the Assembly House in Norwich on Thursday 5 May to officially launch and discuss how The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s national Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) initiative might benefit young people of all walks of life and abilities in Norfolk and the eastern region. For nearly a decade F4S…

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Calling van drivers – can you help CfR?

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is looking for someone with a van willing to offer both the van and their services for logistical support. The fly fishing programme run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation for ladies with breast cancer operates weekend residential retreats across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and has a store of equipment which needs…

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Casting for Recovery’s warm Yorkshire welcome

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its first retreat in North Yorkshire from 15-17 April. The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa near Skipton hosted eleven ladies from across Britain, some of whom were local but with participants from as…

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Fishing 4 Schools director trains England fly fishing youth team

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Fishing 4 Schools director Charles Jardine took to the water with a group of elite young fly fishers over the Easter weekend. Charles is also director of the Team England fly fishing squad and he led their first full training camp at Ravensthorpe in Northamptonshire over the Bank Holiday. It was the first of five…

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