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How to Donate

If you would like to donate you can either send a cheque (payable to "fishing for heroes" or donate using a credit or debit card (via PayPal)

For more information about donating please CLICK HERE

Welcome to Fishing for Heroes


If, after having read about what we do, you or someone you care about could use our help and support, then please speak to Paul in full confidentiality on 01332 667966

Fishing for Heroes is a registered charity (1135355) which was founded in 2009.  We are a nationwide charity based in Derby with the aim of helping forces personnel who are suffering from emotional issues after the horrors of active service.


‘What We Do’

We provide fully funded fly fishing courses and instruction as therapy for veterans and serving soldiers, seamen and airmen of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) combat fatigue or other emotional issues due to active service.

Research (Rivers of Recovery programme carried out by the Universities of Utah, South Maine and Salt Lake City VA) has identified that fly fishing is an effective therapy for PTSD, and has shown that a short course of instruction can result in a 20% reduction in PTSD symptoms.  We have found that beneficiaries who have been through our courses experience a real release and an increased sense of self worth, helping to enable them to turn their lives around and contribute to society once again.

Any veteran or serving individual from any of the three armed forces of either sex can apply for our help.  Although current campaigns are foremost in people’s minds, personnel from any era or conflict are eligible to apply.

‘Give a man a fish and you feed him today; teach him to fish and he can feed himself forever’

In these times, along with other charities we have far more individuals in need of assistance than we are presently able to help.  We are constantly looking for people and ideas to help raise funds.


If you or someone you know could use our help and support then contact Paul on 01332 667966.

If you feel that you can or would like to get involved please email info@fishingforheroes.net

To keep up to date with what we are doing and maybe even join in, check out our events pages.

To make a real difference this year sign up for Direct DebitClick Here.


  • This is our next regional event

    We now have a few confirmed dates for the 2014 National Stillwater Championships 11th May… Bake Lakes (Cornwall) 17th May… Bellbrook Valley (Devon) 24th May… Woolaston Court (Gloucestershire) 31st May… Chew Valley (Somerset), 7th June…Packington Estate Fishery (Warwickshire) 8th June…Duncton Mill (Sussex)….. The date for the 2014 Cast n Blast is the 25th July at Meon Springs in Hampshire for what promises to be another fantastic event. Book early to … Continue Reading →

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