'Reel Recovery' a free Fly Fishing Retreat

The Peter Mac Men's Shed is offering members a free 3 day fly fishing retreat run by the organisation- Mending Casts.

The aim of the retreat is to help men in the cancer recovery process by introducing them to the therapeutic powers of fly fishing whilst providing a safe and supportive environment through which they can share their personal experiences of cancer with others.

This inaugural collaborative retreat will be the first sponsored Peter Mac Men's Shed event hosted by Mending Casts, specifically for male cancer patients who are members of the Peter Mac Men's Shed or those interested in joining.

There are limited positions available on this retreat so please submit a complete this expression of interest form, by 11.59pm Sunday 10th April 2022. We will contact successful applicants on with further information.


            4 pm    Meet and greet 
            5 pm    Introduction to courageous conversations
            6 pm    Dinner
            7 pm    Fly tying
            8 am    Breakfast
            9 am    Vesting ceremony
            10 am  Practice
            12 pm  Courageous conversation
            1230     Lunch
            130pm Fishing
            430pm Courageous conversation
            6 pm    Dinner
            7 pm    Courageous conversation
            8 am    Breakfast
            9 am    Check-out of accommodation
            10 am  Fishing
            1230    Courageous conversation
            1 pm    Lunch
            2 pm    Fishing
            330pm Presentation

Please note: Speak to the event organisers about transport to the event

This is a rough itinerary only 

In 2021, one lucky Men’s Shed member secured a position on the Reel Recovery retreat in Omeo. We received exceptional feedback from our member who said the retreat restored his hope for the future and provided a gateway to a new hobby which he is now pursuing in his local community.


We are running an information session on Thursday 31st of March 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, John Billing- President of Mending Casts, will join us online to take your questions and discuss how you can get involved in the upcoming fly fishing retreat sponsored by the Peter Mac Men’s Shed. Click here to visit our events page.

Please register in advance for this meeting: ​​​​​​​https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpfumgqTotE9BAz167JrtGEN7sVP_TOJMd

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.