International Grayling Society

The Grayling Society – United Kingdom

In 1975 a group of enthusiastic Grayling anglers got together and formed the Grayling Society with three aims; to promote Awareness, Conservation and Angling for Grayling. From those early days the Society has grown from strength to strength, and is now an international Society with members in a dozen countries, constantly working to improve on the three aims.

Throughout Scotland, England Wales the grayling is becoming more widely recognised as a valuable asset to waters instead of as vermin. Clubs and Fishery owners who run Trout fisheries are also seeing that opening up their waters for grayling fishing can be beneficial, extending the fishing season through into the new year. As a consequence The Lady of the Stream is now seen by many for the beautiful hard fighting game fish that it really is.

Conservation / Research:
We still know relatively little about the biology and ecology of grayling, but research by the Environment Agency, The Grayling Research Trust and other interested organisations has unlocked some of the grayling’s secrets. The Society recently appointed a Conservation Officer to administer grant aid for grayling conservation projects.

The Grayling Society has prepared an Angling Code to help us all fish for Grayling in a manner that shows respect for the fish and contributes to its conservation and welfare.

The Society publishes a full colour Journal “Grayling” twice a year and a Newsletter, also twice a year. Members also receive the “Grayling Anglers’ Guide” to waters in the UK where grayling fishing may be found, and a catalogue of the many fine products, including clothing, badges, and tackle, obtainable from the Society.

New members are always welcome, and if you would like to know more about the Grayling Society, or would like to join us, please visit our website,,
or contact out Membership Secretary, Mike Tebbs, by e-mail at, or by telephone at +44 1985 841192.

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