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.