Important update - COVID-19

In light of the continuing situation and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have regrettably made the decision to postpone our 2020 programme.  As many of our participants are in the high-risk population, we must put the health and well-being of our ladies first.  We hope to resume our retreat programme as soon as safely possible.  If you have any questions regarding our 2020 programme please contact us on


What we do

We provide an opportunity for women who have been affected by breast cancer treatment to learn the sport of fly fishing in a beautiful, natural setting to promote mental and physical healing. Just as importantly, the retreats offer an opportunity to meet new friends, exchange information, and have fun. Our weekend retreats are free to attendees and incorporate health and well-being support and relaxation techniques.  The retreats are delivered by health care volunteers, qualified fly fishing instructors and fishing guides.

Casting for Recovery visits some truly beautiful venues across the UK and Ireland and has inspired the generous and loyal support of donors large and small.  It is our mission to provide women with powerful tools for healing and to help and support them in moving forward.

Casting for Recovery features on BBC Countryfile

Countryside Alliance Foundation charity 'Casting for Recovery' was delighted to welcome BBC Countryfile's Anita Rani to a fly fishing session on the River Itchen. Ladies who have or are recovering from breast cancer, shared their experiences of the healing activity of fly-fishing.

Donate to Casting for Recovery

A gift of £50 per month for one year will enable us to put one lady through our Casting for Recovery programme

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