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The Grayling Research Trust was formed in 1994 to provide facilities for study and research related to grayling, their habitats, ecology, water quality and environment, particularly to safe guarding and improving the same.

The Grayling Research Trust organises, funds or provides facilities for lectures, courses, demonstrations, instructions and publications whose aim is to encourage public interest in and awareness of grayling populations, the results of recent research on grayling, and the need for their conservation.

The Grayling Research Trust is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No: 1043994

Grayling Ecology

To help improve the understanding of grayling, we have produced a series of articles which explain the different species of grayling. Currently our website concentrates on the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus, providing information on lifecycle, habitat, feeding, spawning, migration, age and growth and competition.
We are continuously updating our material and will soon be adding information on the other species of grayling, if you have any information which you think will be useful , then please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Grayling Research Trust awards small grants for study and research related to grayling, their habitats, ecology, water quality and environment. The trust has been in a fortunate position where it has funded or part-funded a number of regionally and nationally important projects. A selection of such projects included:


Latest News

River Rother

On the 25th of June the Environment Agency stocked 3000 0 to 1 year class Grayling in the River Rother at Chesterfield. This is the first of three stockings planned (3000 Grayling in 2016 and 3000 more in 2017).

For several years Grayling have been caught by local anglers in small numbers but this stocking program by the Environment Agency will add to the existing small population but also shows the EA's confidence in the improving quality of the river.




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