Added on: September 17th, 2008

NWKC Grow and Show 2008 - 2009

Dear NWKS,


The response to the proposed Grow & Show competition this year has been fantastic. So far 16 Koi have been ordered by NWKS members, and a few more are expected.

They will be from Richdon Koi’s Exclusive Breeder which will be shipped from Japan this April, and complete a full quarantine at Richdon Koi premises.

The final preparations are still under way but I can tell you that following the wishes of the majority of members, we’re going with Kohaku, these Koi will be from the Exclusive Breeder used by Richdon Koi

Here is the list so far:

  • Mal and Helen Jones
  • Colin Owen
  • Colin Jones
  • Dave S Wilson (x 2)
  • Ken Williams
  • Danny West
  • Martin Rocliffe
  • Graham and Trish Giles (x 2)
  • Allan & Kath Lamb
  • Dave Evans
  • Dave Wilson
  • Ian Mooney
  • Nigel and Maureen Sambrook
  • Mitch Roberts

The date for choosing your koi and then taking it away to its new home (and purpose built 6,000 gallon, 25° Growing on tank?) will be:

Sunday 22nd June

Before the pick-up day, everyone will have a number randomly selected from a hat. Ticket Number 1 will get first choice (say at 11:00am) Ticket 2 will get second choice at 11:10am, and so on. I’m trying to arrange that there are a couple of extra Kohaku so that the last NWKS member to select has 2-3 Koi to choose from. Each Koi will be photographed and carefully measured before being bagged up and taken home.

The completion will be Judged by Richard Jones owner of Richdon Koi, not only did Richard hand select the koi, but also insisted that he judged the competition. Results will be announced in Autumn 2009.

Three prizes will be awarded:

  • Best Growth achieved.
  • Best Quality Koi.
  • Club Champion. Voted by the Club members.

Examples of Exclusive Koi that will be selected by Richdon Koi for the Grow and Show


If you have any questions, let me know. In the meantime, Happy Growing!!


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