Wincanton Beach – 2016

These results are taken from kick sampling conducted on the river Cale at the site known as Wincanton Beach, between Shadwell Lane and Waterside Road; UK grid reference ST 71100 28754.

Date May 2016 August 2016 October 2016
Target Groups Number Category Number Category Number Category Number Category
Cased caddis  a  b  a
Caseless caddis  a
Mayflies a  a
Blue-winged olives
Flat-bodies  a
Olives  a
Freshwater shrimp  a  a
Site score  6  4  1
Notes  River heavily silted.
Invasive Species
American signal crayfish NO NO NO NO
Himalayan balsam NO NO NO NO
Japanese knotweed NO NO NO NO
Giant hogweed NO NO NO NO
Floating pennywort NO NO NO NO
American skunk cabbage NO NO NO NO
Other species noted  Bullhead eggs, and 1 adult  4 adult bullheads  Crayfish noted, of uncertain type
River depth close cm cm cm cm
River depth middle cm cm cm cm
River depth far cm cm cm cm

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