Keeping Koi is what it's all about, making sure that they are healthy, they are fed and they live in the correct environment for us to enjoy. An added bonus to this is that your pond and garden look nice as well!
The advantage of belonging to a Koi Club is that you can meet up with like-minded people and discuss any problems you may have with your Koi or seek advice on pond-building, filtration or the latest piece of equipment. You will also have the opportunity to visit members'' Koi ponds which you will always spot something which you think will be a good idea for your own pond.
Regular meetings and activities such as Open Days (when members open their ponds and gardens for other members to visit), coach trips to other Koi clubs and Koi shows, social events such as Christmas meal (usually held in February!), BBQs and auctions are held.
The Northern Koi Club has many experienced Koi-keepers who are more than willing to offer help and advice.
Membership of the Northern Koi Club is only £15 per year for family membership and is excellent value for money.
Left: All Japan Show Grand Champion 2011 (Photo: Mark Gardner)