Judging by social media the ladies and gentlemen of the South East Koi Club are all but ready for the major Koi show of the UK calendar, the All England Koi Show, which they will host this weekend at Kent County Show Ground, Maidstone.(see Google Map here). If attending the show is not currently on your schedule, I fully recommend changing your schedule to include the show which will have some of the finest Koi in the UK on display, as well as a number of dealers offering a wide range of Koi related products.

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

The pictures below (courtesy of South East Koi Club members Andy Baker and David Edge) show the build taking place, something which started on Tuesday.

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show Volunteers

2018 All England Koi Show Volunteers

By the middle of Thursday afternoon David Edge (known affectionately as ‘Dr Dave’) reported, ’40 vats all filled, dechlor, individually tested for chlorine and then ammonia binder added. Vats have a full 18 hrs to aerate, rest and warm up.’

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

2018 All England Koi Show

Putting on a show this size wouldn’t be possible without an incredible effort from the club’s members, and club Chairman David Brown stated, ‘All mates working together to make it happen, this is what makes our club!’

So, as well as the aforementioned ‘finest Koi in the UK on display’ there is plenty else to see at the show, and all being inside there is no need to fear the less than good looking weather forecast for the weekend!

Dealers


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There are 30 dealer stands at the show including breeders, dealers and specialist product suppliers.

  • A4 KOI
  • Ace of Koi
  • Burton Drums
  • Cascade Water Gardens
  • Coastal Koi
  • Cottage Koi
  • Cuttlebrook Koi
  • Danny Yoshikigoi
  • Denby Koi
  • Dock Koi
  • Elite Koi
  • Exclusive Koi
  • EZ Pond
  • Gloucester Bag Company
  • Hikari
  • Isle of Ely
  • JBL
  • Koi Carp UK Ltd
  • The koi market
  • Koi Water Barn Ltd
  • Kusuri Products Ltd
  • Maple Koi
  • Norfine Nets
  • Oase
  • Selective Koi Sales (SKS)
  • Show Koi
  • Vyair UK Ltd
  • Walcot Koi
  • World Foods
  • Yume Koi

Arts and Crafts

Seven ‘arts and crafts’ stall will be in attendance.

  • Alistair Lovell (Jams)
  • Fudge Man
  • Keith Siddle (Artist)
  • Lodder Bonsai
  • Northdown Nurseries
  • V-N-H Zen Art
  • Zena and Mary Marvell (Books)

Food and Catering

There are plenty of indoor tables and chairs on which to relax and enjoy the wide range of food available throughout the weekend.

  • Banzai Pan (Asian)
  • Carlito’s Coffee
  • Omnibus Kitchen Co. (Burgers, sausages and bacon)
  • Pizza me, Pizza you
  • Ahmed the ice cream man
  • Licensed Bar

 


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Presentation by Shunichi Yoshida

On Saturday afternoon, which judging is taking place, Shunichi Yoshida (Vice Chairman of the All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association (Shinkokai)), who is visiting from Japan especially to visit the show, will give a presentation.

Shunichi Yoshida Presentation

Shunichi Yoshida Presentation

 

Find out more about the South East Koi Club, and Show, at http://www.koi-clubs.com/southeast/

 

 


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