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The 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.

We organise, 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, and the need for their conservation.

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


To help improve the understanding of grayling, we have produced a series of articles which explain the different species. Currently our website concentrates on the European species, 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, if you have any information which you think will be useful, then please do not hesitate to contact us.


We award 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:

Grayling Spawning Wylye Grayling 


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Take Part in our Spawning Survey

We launched a project in 2013 to record sightings and the timing of grayling spawning and we are continuing this project annually. If you are out on the river bank and notice fish spawning, please let the GRT know: the River, Date, Location (NGR, or marked up map, if possible but certainly at least nearest town/village) and any additional observations. To make reporting sightings easy, complete the short submission form or simply tweet us (@GRT_Updates). Further details or latest sightings.

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