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Breast Cancer: Fly Fishing 24 Oct 2007
Sue Shaw instructing Woman's Hour reporter Louise Adamson
How flyfishing can help women with breast cancer

Not many people with breast cancer would think of picking up a fishing rod and heading off to their nearest lake and river. But that’s just what a group of women have started doing as a way of helping women who’ve had the disease. The scheme is called ‘Casting For Recovery’ and the idea is that fly fishing can help women with breast cancer – the physical action of casting is similar to the physiotherapy exercises prescribed post-surgery. And there are psychological benefits too – fishing is well known as a relaxing pursuit.

Louise Adamson met up with Sue Hunter, a member of the National Ladies’ Fly Fishing Team who's also the person responsible for introducing ‘Casting For Recovery’ to this country.

Casting for Recovery

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