Casting For Recovery
Charity Casting For Recovery (CFR) provides a 2.5-day retreat for those affected by breast cancer, where they can relax in a beautiful natural setting and learn how to fly-fish.
The 2016 event was held at the Owen River Lodge from April 22-24, with dedicated retreat guides and instructors Peter Carty and John Boyle providing tuition and advice.
The event, now in its fifth year, was extremely well received, and featured pampering sessions as well as the fly-fishing and fly-tying sessions. Ten women from around the South Island took part and, despite a lack of previous fly-fishing experience, fish were caught and released, a testament to their determination and the skills of the volunteer instructors. If you would like further information about this fantastic initiative, contact Sherrie Feickert at firstname.lastname@example.org.