About the Society

The Grayling Society was formed in 1977 by a small group of enthusiastic game fishermen who wished to conserve and establish the Grayling as a true, wild, game fish.

From very modest beginnings in 1977 and a handful of original members, the Society has grown internationally. At this date, more than 250 of our members live and fish for Grayling outside the United Kingdom.


Membership of the Society provides you with an opportunity to make a direct contribution to the conservation of perhaps the most beautiful of all wild game fish.

In return for your support, the Grayling Society will provide you with a range of benefits - principally aimed at informing you about the Grayling and its habitat - offering advice on fishing and helping you to keep in touch with other like minded anglers throughout the world.

The Society in the UK is divided into areas - see map - each with a secretary and many have an administrative committee.

The Central Committee of the Society is also based in the UK. Currently, the Society has members in a total of 18 countries around the World, with Overseas Secretaries in Europe, Scandinavia and Canada.

By bringing members from all Areas together on an annual basis at our Symposium and General Meeting, we set about achieving our core aims of -

  • Awareness
  • Conservation
  • and Angling
Grayling Society conservation work


In addition the Society sets aside funds each year for the Conservation. Applications for these funds is encouraged from interested parties who are carrying out conservation works which will include some benefit to Grayling.

Read more about Conservation