Our Mission:

To return the River Cale to a self-sustaining ecosystem, rich in biodiversity, to be enjoyed by all.


Hawker’s Bridge Paint




Hawkers Bridge which is the road bridge over the river Cale as you enter Wincanton, just by Lidl’s has looked a little unloved for sometime. The paint was flaking and the guys and girls at C.A.T.C.H. thought that we approach the town council to explore the idea of C.A.T.C.H. leading a voluntary group to sand down and re-paint the bridge as it was felt that it didn’t present a very good image for the town for anyone visiting and an eyesore for anyone from town who has to pass it. C.A.T.C.H. were aware that such a project could ...read the rest

Otter photographed on the Cale

cale otterAlthough we’ve known for two or three years that otters have been living on the river Cale, and they have been sighted in varoius spots including the Wincanton recreation ground, we’ve never been able to secure a really good photograph of one of them – until now.… ...read the rest

Litter pick – Sunday 5th June 2016


Our next litter pick will be on Sunday 5th June 2016 from 10am until 12 noon approx. Everyone is welcome but we would ask that all children are supervised by an adult. Suitable clothing is strongly recommended for light outdoor work. Gloves, litter pickers and high vis bibs are provided. We will be meeting at the David Sharp Centre which is located at the Wincanton Recreation Ground next to the town cemetery. Cake and hot drinks free for all volunteers. If you’d like to know more please call C.A.T.C.H. on 07597 127187 or message us via our facebook page.

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C.A.T.C.H. Promotion Boards

The new C.A.T.C.H. information boards have now arrived and will be a great help in promoting future events.

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Dippers, Chiffchaffs and Egrets, oh my!


The chiffchaff – which has a very distinctive call, but is not often seen in the open.

As March turned into April and the weather starts to improve, river watchers last weekend were able to secure photographs of two birds that have not previously been photographed on the Cale… ...read the rest

3rd CATCH Annual Jumble Sale raises over £600!

CATCH held their third Annual Jumble Sale on Saturday, March 5th 2016, in Wincanton Memorial Hall. … ...read the rest

First Litter Pick of 2016, coming this Sunday

The C.A.T.C.H. team will be carrying out a litter pick along the River Cale in Wincanton on Sunday 21st February 2016...read the rest

C.A.T.C.H. Events for 2016 – ‘Dates for your Diary’

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  • Sunday 21st February – Litter Pick
  • Saturday 5th March – C.A.T.C.H. Jumble Sale
  • Sunday 5th June – Litter Pick
  • Sunday 4th Septmeber – Litter Pick
  • Sunday 18th December – Litter Pick
  • Sunday 19th June – C.A.T.C.H.  stand at Evershott Country Fair
  • Sunday 24th July – Balsam Bashing (Himalayan Balsam removal)
  • Tuesday 4th May – C.A.T.C.H. talk for Somerset Wildlife Trust at Caryford Hall
  • Friday 18th March – C.A.T.C.H. talk for the Wincanton Historical Society

Details of all these events will be displayed on our facebook page ‘River Cale Clean Up – CATCH’, alternatively you can call C.A.T.C.H. on 07597 … ...read the rest

3rd Annual CATCH Jumble Sale

It’s that time of year again … ...read the rest

C.A.T.C.H. Litter pick – Sunday 20th December 2015


The C.A.T.C.H. team will be carrying out a litter pick along the River Cale in Wincanton on Sunday 20th December 2015 from 10 am until 12 noon appproximately. All members of the community are invited to join in. All you will need is suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and C.A.T.C.H. will provide all other equipment. Families are most welcome but we would ask that all children are accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather or/and high water levels the plan may be altered accordingly but we will keep you updated via this post. Hot drinks and cake … ...read the rest