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Grayling Spawning Survey

The GRT has launched a project to record sightings and the timing of grayling spawning; i.e. actually laying eggs, rather than just pre-spawning movements onto spawning areas, or pre-spawning behaviour, which are also of interest, but take place over a longer time. This study is being undertaken because there is little information on the timing of grayling spawning and how this varies across the country/continent. It is hoped that the findings from this study will be used to inform the planning of in-stream engineering works and help protect important spawning habitat. If you are out on the river bank and notice grayling 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, a short submission form is available below or simply tweet (@GRT_Updates or #graylingspawning). Results will be mapped and displayed on the GRT website as they come in, and a full report will be presented at the AGM in Pickering, so you can compare rivers.

To help people recognise when grayling are spawning, a video is available to watch on the GRT website under About Grayling (Spawning).

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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).