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Countryside and wellbeing through fishing after cancer

About Castaway

Castaway is a programme from The Countryside Alliance Foundation which supports men and women affected by all types of cancer, to improve their physical and mental health through ongoing engagement with fishing and the countryside.

Castaway's one-day fishing programme caters for those who have experienced cancer and offers an introduction to fishing, and the wellbeing benefits of the Countryside, in a fun and supportive environment.

The programme has a local and community focus, introducing participants to fishing, healthy eating, local produce and community activities. Participants will be able to share experiences and make friends.

2023 Programme

Join us for our first Castaway event of 2023, taking place on Sunday 11th June at Sportfish Game Fishing Centre in Theale, Berkshire. Our first event of the year is specifically for men affected by prostate cancer.

Led by world renowned fly fisherman Charles Jardine and delivered by our amazing team of Fishing for Schools coaches, the event will take place at the fantastic fishing facilities kindly provided by Sportfish at Theale. Participants will have the opportunity to try all facets of fishing on the day.

Our June event is available to men who have experienced prostate cancer and will offer an introduction to fishing and the wellbeing benefits of the countryside, in a fun and supportive environment. Participants will be able to share experiences and make friends. This is a free event, with equipment provided.

Applications will open Wednesday 29th March 2023 and will close Wednesday 3rd May 2023, after which successful applicants will be contacted. We may close applications sooner than this should we receive a sufficient quantity of applications.


If you, or someone you know, may be interested in applying for a place on this special free one-day event, please click here.

For further information please contact or download our brochure here.

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