On Friday we collected a standard three minute kick sample from the wide shallow riffle just upstream of Faindouran Bothy in the upper River Avon. This site was just below 600m (2000′) but the river was still over 30m wide at this point. The sample did not take long to sort and identify as there was very little present. There were 3 or 4 stoneflies, same for mayflies and caddis and a few worms and assorted others. The most numerous invertebrates present were small mites.
For anyone wondering why the upper Avon supports less fish that the Livet have a look at the sample below, taken from the River Livet at Whitefolds a few weeks ago.