A group that brings breast cancer survivors together on fly fishing trips met in Gatlinburg over the weekend.

Casting for Recovery takes 14 women a weekend on trips that help them get away from the stresses of everyday life.

"It's therapy in a lot of ways both physical and emotional," said Kristen Tuggle who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2013. She is now cancer free.

The trip is also to help women find a support group of people who went through similar experiences.

"The weekend I get from this gives me so much strength. Just from these ladies, it's empowering," said volunteer Kathy Rimmer.

Fly fishing was not only chosen for its calming nature, but also for the real physical therapy that comes from casting.

"They found the casting stroke is good for anything with Lymphedema, so they combined the two," said Rimmer. Lymphedema is a type of swelling common in cancer patients.

For many women on this trip, catching fish is not what matters most.

"It is a fantastic organization that brings women together in a non-traditional support kind of way. And to get to catch fish at the end is just kind of a big bonus for us," said survivor Kathy Toney.

If you'd like more information about Casting for Recovery, click here to visit their website.