South West Fishing for Life

 

NEWS

 

Group number 9 was launched on the 6th September- The North Devon, group  met at Blakewell fishery nr Barnstaple. EX3 4ET from 2pm -4pm please contact Gillian if you wish to come andjoin the group, 1st Wednesday of the month.. 01398 371244 holworthyfarm@aol.com

 

Mrs Brown Boys TV programme showed a copy of our cook book. 

Mrs Brown uses the SWFFL cookery book, we have still got copies for sale

 

6th August Family Fun day at Wimbleball- this is our annual fund raiser, do come along and support. Craft stalls and games for the children.

The Cornwall group is not meeting at the moment as the Lead coach is poorly. We wish him a very speedy recovery.

Hawkridge group held a coffee morning on the 13th April and raised £370 for their group. Well done that was fantastic!

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AGM of SWFFL will be at Holworthy farm on the 5th November 2017 at 10am.
 

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 lancenich@lancenich.f9.uk ,  Sally fishing co-ordinator  pizii@btinternet.com  or Gillian -secretary holworthyfarm@aol.com   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