South West Fishing for Life



Please note the Gloucester/Worcester group now meet at The Lenches lakes WR11 4UB  and Lechlade and Bushyyleaze Trout fisheries GL7 3QQ on alternate months. See the events page for all the dates for this coming year..


 Kennick-We are delighted that coaches Mike and Jimmy are going to keep the group going through the winter. Look at the events page for details.

We are always looking for Level 2 coaches to help with the growing groups and volunteers to make cups of tea and chat with people. If you would like to get involved please contact  Patrick Chairman ,  Sally fishing co-ordinator  or Gillian -secretary   Thank you..









Welcome to South West Fishing for Life


‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization which provides fly fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. Meetings are held every month at lakes over the South West, Greater Manchester area and Gloucester/Worcester,, where the scenery is beautiful all the year round. At these sessions they are  able to learn to fly fish under the supervision of qualified coaches.


Some of the members and coaches at the 6th Anniversary Day

The sessions are provided free of charge, thanks to the help of South West Lakes Trust, Bristol Waters, fisheries and small grants from local authorities. Also fundraising done by a very committed group of volunteers. As well as learning to fly fish, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and conservation are all included in the program and each morning’s session is concluded with refreshments.

Fly fishing not only provides gentle relaxing exercise, but in this wonderful atmosphere, refreshes the soul as well.


The Queens Award for Voluntary Services

We were delighted to be awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary services in 2013. Sally our fishing co-ordinator and Tony her husband represented the committee when they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace, a day to remember although it was not the warmest of days!

 Thank you to all the qualified coaches and volunteers who give their time, fisheries who give their facilities for the monthly meetings and various small grants from local councils and donations. Without your support we would not be where we are today.

Fishing For Life is now  CIO Reg. no 1157812