Nica Prichard says fishing helped her sanity. Nica was diagnosed with nephritic syndrome at 39 (a disorder affecting the kidneys). She was so ill she wrote letters to be opened by her three children on their 21st birthdays, expecting that she would no longer be around. Nica, a grandmother of nine, made an amazing recovery from her illness. Now a director of the Salmon and Trout Association and a member of the Welsh international fly fishing team, she says her experience gave her insight into how fishing could help other women.