Casting 4 Recovery Wagon

By Casting for Recovery NZ Charitable Trust

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Casting 4 Recovery Wagon

Project 2012-05-20 22:48:02 +1200

Hello Community!  We are a group of volunteers that teach breast cancer participants to fly fish in a 2.5 day weekend of fun and support at NO COST to them.  Our motto is 'To Fish is to Hope'. 

What are we fundraising for?

We need to purchase a wagon for education and transport means..  We would paint it bright pink, put our logo on it and adapt it to carry of all of our equipment and passengers.  We would love to get an old Landrover Discovery or a Toyota - something with character! 

The wagon will remain the property of the Trust and will be instantly recognised as it travels around the country. We are already in both Islands in three short seasons. 

What is Casting for Recovery?

We have all been touched by breast cancer through a family member or friend…or just someone we know.  Those of us who fly fish, know how the world of fly fishing can provide peace and solitude, the chance to be in the moment and an opportunity to experience the beauty of nature.  Imagine putting the two together.  Casting for Recovery has.  


Casting for Re covery, a national non-profit support and educational program for people of all ages and in all stages of breast cancer, provides retreats at no cost to participants, which allow those whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and  learn to fly fish. The retreats incorporate counselling, educational services and the sport of fly fishing to promote mental and physical healing. 


Our Retreats

Each Casting for Recovery retreat accommodates 8 to 14 participants, who apply and are selected through a random draw, and immerses them in the world of fly fishing for two-and-a-half days.  They learn to cast, tie the basic knots and all about the bugs . . . “What Fish Eat”.   On the last day of the retreat, the participants are in the water practicing catch and release fishing assisted by CFR staff and volunteers from local fly fishing clubs.  Many of the participants have never picked up a rod in their life but go on to become active in the sport or become volunteers for the Casting for Recovery program.  Statistics show about 30 percent of participants will go on to take up the sport.


Retreats are staffed by trained volunteers. There are hospitality and fly fishing instructors, as well as professional medical volunteers who provide education and support at the retreat.  The retreats are held in the Rotorua area, and participants only need to get to the location.  Once there, they are outfitted with fly fishing gear from head to toe which they use while at the retreat. 

The Concept

The concept was started by a reconstructive surgeon and a fly fishing guide; Casting for Recovery was founded in the USA in 1996.  Since the program is offered at no cost to the participants, CFR relies on the generosity of individual donors, foundation grants, companies and organizations. 

You can find out more about Casting for Recovery by visiting www.castingforrecovery.org.nz or emailing [email protected]

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Casting 4 Recovery Wagon

Project 2012-05-20 22:48:02 +1200

Hello Community!  We are a group of volunteers that teach breast cancer participants to fly fish in a 2.5 day weekend of fun and support at NO COST to them.  Our motto is 'To Fish is to Hope'. 

What are we fundraising for?

We need to purchase a wagon for education and transport means..  We would paint it bright pink, put our logo on it and adapt it to carry of all of our equipment and passengers.  We would love to get an old Landrover Discovery or a Toyota - something with character! 

The wagon will remain the property of the Trust and will be instantly recognised as it travels around the country. We are already in both Islands in three short seasons. 

What is Casting for Recovery?

We have all been touched by breast cancer through a family member or friend…or just someone we know.  Those of us who fly fish, know how the world of fly fishing can provide peace and solitude, the chance to be in the moment and an opportunity to experience the beauty of nature.  Imagine putting the two together.  Casting for Recovery has.  


Casting for Re covery, a national non-profit support and educational program for people of all ages and in all stages of breast cancer, provides retreats at no cost to participants, which allow those whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and  learn to fly fish. The retreats incorporate counselling, educational services and the sport of fly fishing to promote mental and physical healing. 


Our Retreats

Each Casting for Recovery retreat accommodates 8 to 14 participants, who apply and are selected through a random draw, and immerses them in the world of fly fishing for two-and-a-half days.  They learn to cast, tie the basic knots and all about the bugs . . . “What Fish Eat”.   On the last day of the retreat, the participants are in the water practicing catch and release fishing assisted by CFR staff and volunteers from local fly fishing clubs.  Many of the participants have never picked up a rod in their life but go on to become active in the sport or become volunteers for the Casting for Recovery program.  Statistics show about 30 percent of participants will go on to take up the sport.


Retreats are staffed by trained volunteers. There are hospitality and fly fishing instructors, as well as professional medical volunteers who provide education and support at the retreat.  The retreats are held in the Rotorua area, and participants only need to get to the location.  Once there, they are outfitted with fly fishing gear from head to toe which they use while at the retreat. 

The Concept

The concept was started by a reconstructive surgeon and a fly fishing guide; Casting for Recovery was founded in the USA in 1996.  Since the program is offered at no cost to the participants, CFR relies on the generosity of individual donors, foundation grants, companies and organizations. 

You can find out more about Casting for Recovery by visiting www.castingforrecovery.org.nz or emailing [email protected]

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Melanie Gare
2012-06-22 11:13:37 +1200

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