South West Fishing for Life



SWFFL 8th Anniversary Day was just amazing despite the damp weather! Presenter Will Glennon and cameraman Andy came and spent the morning with us filming for Points West. Also BBC radio stations featured the occasion with interviews from members from Wimbleball and the Blagdon group.

3rd July Pennienes are holding a Taster day from 11am-3pm with lunch. Please contact us to say if you would like to go along for catering numbers.

17th July Gloucester Taster day at Broad Oak lakes from 10am finishing with lunch.please contact Lead coach Roger or myself if you would like to go along.

7th August Family Fun Day at Wimbleball lake from 12 noon -4pm craft stalls, face painting , bouncy castle, something for everyone, in aid of SWFFL








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 a buffet lunch or barbeque.

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 are delighted to announce that SWFFL have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary services. Sally our fishing co-ordinator and Tony her husband represented the committee when they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May, 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. Without your support we would not be where we are today.

Fishing For Life is now  CIO Reg. no 1157812