We are lucky enough to receive much support, and coverage, from the Wincanton Window, the town’s online newspaper – which includes one of their staff, our own committee member Dave Smith, taking and editing videos of various CATCH events. These videos are displayed below, in chronological order.

CATCH would like to thank the Wincanton Window for their help in publicising and raising awareness of the existence, aims, and achievements of our group.

4th August 2017; Wessex Water electrofishing the Cale, with support from the EA, Dorset Wildlife Trust, and the Stour Catchment Initiative.

25th April 2015; the Town Council, CATCH, and assorted volunteers sowing the Memorial Wildflower Meadow, part of the new Cale Park project.

19th April 2015; CATCH, assisted by Jim Allan of the Environment Agency, remove one of the weir plates that was preventing fish from moving up and down river at Hawker’s Bridge.

23rd October 2014; the Environmental Agency release 2,500 fish into the River Cale, after seeing CATCH’s work to improve its habitat.

6th July 2014; clearing litter, removing Himalayan Balsam, and mapping some of the drainage outlets into the Cale.

May 2014; “Mayfly in the Classroom,” an educational activity for the children of Horsington Primary School; thanks to the Wild Trout Trust for their help with this.

February 2013; shortly after founding CATCH, Gary and Mike are joined by Mike Blackmore of the Wild Trout Trust, to survey the river and offer ideas for improvement.

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