The Grayling Research Trust

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Grayling Angler questionnaire!

20th October 2014

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.

New DNA Study needs Anglers Help!

15th August 2014

In 2008/09, anglers collected over 1100 grayling adipose fin clip samples from 27 catchments the UK. The samples were used to extract DNA and for the first time, help us understand the genetic make up and diversity of grayling across the UK. This information was later used to influence stocking of UK grayling (Summary).

We now have another genetic study and need new samples. However, instead of fin clips we will be using swabs (cotton buds) to collect DNA from the mouth and gill cavity. The sampling invloves taking a swab of the mouth and gills of fish, an estimate of fork length and condition of the fish and a record of the date and geographic location. We need a minimum of 30 samples per catchment. If you feel you are able to contribute samples to the project, please contact us. Further details.

Spawning Survey

1stMarch 2014

The Grayling Research Trust 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 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, complete the short submission form or simply tweet us (@GRT_Updates or #graylingspawning). Further details or latest sightings.

GWCT Wylye Project Update

20th February 2014

Wylye Grayling Long-Term Study Presentation by GWCT to Piscatorial Society.

Further Details.

Latest GRT Funded Project

7th February 2014

PhD Study: Assessing adaptive genetic variation for effective management and conservation of European grayling.

Further Details.

EA Trout and Grayling Newsletter

1st February 2014

We are pleased to be able to offer the latest Environment Agency Trout and Grayling Newsletter.

EA Latest GRT Funded Project

29th January 2014

PhD Study: Assessing adaptive genetic variation for effective management and conservation of European grayling.

Further Details.

EA Trout and Grayling Newsletter

21st December 2013

We are pleased to be able to offer the latest Environment Agency Trout and Grayling Newsletter.

Chairman's Report 2013

3rd December 2013

Our Chairman's report 2013 is now available.

The Grayling Society Chairman and General Secretary to retire at next AGM

1st December 2013

The Grayling Society have announced that Steve Skuce will succeed Steve Rhodes as Chairman of the Society and that Rod Calbrade has volunteered to take on the role of General Secretary. We wish them the best of luck in their new roles.

The Grayling Society Chairman and General Secretary to retire at next AGM

28th June 2013

After many years of dedicated service to The Grayling Society, Chairman, Steve Rhodes, and General Secretary, Steve Skuce, have advised the Committee of their intention to retire at the next Annual General Meeting in Pickering on the 2nd November.

If you would like to express an interest in the post of Chairman or General Secretary of The Grayling Society could you please contact Steve Skuce.

Would you like to know the origin of your grayling population?

1st May 2013

We are able to offer genetic analysis of grayling populations to determine their origin (native or non-native) and to identify which one of the four groups your population belongs. DNA samples can be obtained from mouth swabs, so grayling remain unharmed. For further information and costs please contact us.

Spawning Survey

1st April 2013

The Grayling Research Trust has launched a project to record sightings and the timing of grayling spawning. 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, complete the short submission formor simply tweet us (@GRT_Updates or #graylingspawning). Further details or latest sightings.

GRT joins Facebook

1st March 2013

GRT joins Facebook to help promote grayling, research and the Trust.

Genetics PhD

18th February 2013

The Grayling Research Trust will be giving financial support to a PhD project to assess adaptive genetic variation for effective conservation and management of European Grayling. The project will be supervised by Dr Jonathan Ellis (Manchester Met. University) and Dr Martin Taylor (University of East Anglia). GRT Trustee, fish geneticist Dr Steven Weiss (University of Graz, Austria) will be an external adviser.

New Website Launched

18th February 2013

The new GRT website is launched.

GRT Joins Twitter

7th January 2013

GRT joins twitter to help promote grayling, research and the Trust.