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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:


From The Trustees

Invitation - Manage This Site?

Replace the retiring site manager! Time commitment has been a few hours per month over seven years. The position involves: communication with the hosting company when necessary; communication with the GRT Chairman and trustees to implement or assist in implementation of additions/changes to site content and to modify design if requested; keep the content management software and its add-ons updated; back up the site monthly and when content or environment changes have been made; maintain a collection of recent backups to restore a backup when necessary; trouble-shoot any problems.

Interested persons should write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. briefly stating their interest, outlining their experience and expressing any questions they might have. The successful candidate would begin soon after selection and would have the option to work in cooperation with the present site manager for up to one year until continuing on their own. This is a voluntary position (as for all GRT trustees).