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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:


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Grayling Angler questionnaire!

Please complete our questionnaire to help us gauge fishing habits and opinions of anglers who fish for grayling. Many questions can be answered by selecting the most appropriate answer from a drop down list. Your answers will help us direct and strengthen our funding bids.

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