The Grayling Research Trust

Current Projects

Studying the grayling population in the River Seven

A small team of Sinnington Angling Club members (Yorkshire Derwent) are involved in an important study of the health and numbers of grayling in their club waters, by supplying scales of caught fish to The Grayling Research Trust for assessment.

Each team member (Angler) has been supplied with a ‘scales kit’ for removing three scales from each fish, with details including the length and weight of fish, to the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust (EYRT) who is heading the SAC team.

The scales are easily removed from the fish and the missing ones will quickly regenerate; the fish are handled gently and each is carefully returned to the water. The project also has the interest of The Grayling Society, the Environment Agency.