European Grayling

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European Grayling
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Thymallus Thymallus
Species Information
Size / weight
Common up to 0.8 (1.76) kg (lb)
Trophy up to 1.5 (3.3) kg (lb)
Unique up to 2.8 (6.17) kg (lb)
Price / Reward
Common per kg 160
Trophy per kg 162
Unique per kg 172


Grayling (Thymallus Thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish of the Salmon family, that is widespread throughout all of Europe, from the United Kingdom and France up to the Ural Mountains in Russia. Grayling prefers to inhabit large fast flowing rivers with clean cold water. Graylings have elongated bodies with an oblong pointed head. Covered in small scales, these fish are greenish gray in color with dark spots on their back, silvery white belly and a violet-red dorsal fin. Grayling usually don’t exceed 50 cm (21 in) in length with an average weight range from 0.5 to 1 kg (1 to 2.2 lb). However, unique specimen can grow to a mass of almost 3 kg (6.5 lb). These predatory fish feeds mostly on crustaceans, molluscs, small fish and insects.

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Trout and Char family