CATCH in Wincanton and News of the First Recorded Wild Brown Trout Following Their Hard Work
Posted on January 24, 2018Blog posts are like London Buses it seems!
This one is just a very short “Congratulations” to the Folks at CATCH (Community Action to Transform the Cale Habitat) and the video put out by Wincanton Window (embedded below).
All of the folks in the partnership mentioned in the video have done HUGE amounts of work (from classroom education projects to habitat working parties and endless enthusiasm for engaging more people in their local river and much more besides).
A big disclaimer from me is that, although this project is supported by/affiliated with our Trout in the Town project — it has been Mike Blackmore who has fulfilled that role for the WTT rather than myself.
So massive well done to all involved (especially you Gary Hunt!)- it is wonderful to see all of the fish and wildlife coming back to the Cale. Of course, it is absolutely delightful to see that wild brown trout put in an appearance as well!
It seems to be all the rage for recovering urban stream projects in the “Trout in the Town” family — as this recent example from the Lyme Brook in Staffordshire also shows.