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Koi Auction And Raffle Announcement – In Partnership With The Great British Koi Show

We’ve teamed up with The Great British Koi Show and Koi Wholesale to bring you an exciting live online auction and raffle, with all funds raised being used to support The Great British Koi Show.

Here’s Ricky Stoddart, Co-Founder of Koi Talk to tell you a little more about the auction…

  • Auction date: 24 August 2022
  • Time: 6pm
  • Take part live on YouTube or Facebook

Ricky will personally be running the auction, take part and see what Koi you could pick up! All Koi purchased in the auction will be available to collect at The Great British Koi Show.

All winning bids are to be paid online at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/greatbritishkoishow

Take Part In The Koi Raffle!

In addition to the Koi auction, Ricky has also provided two very special raffle Koi, with tickets priced at just £5 each.

To take part in the raffle purchase your tickets on our website on this link.

To take part you need to be a UK resident and must answer a simple question when purchasing your tickets.

The closing date for purchasing tickets is midnight on Sunday 28 August.

About The Great British Koi Show

Taking place at Newark Showground on 27 and 28 August, the Great British Koi Show is a new event to the Koi scene that hobbyists from across the UK won’t want to miss!

  • Superb collection of show Koi on display
  • Some of the best Koi dealers in the UK, all under one roof
  • Wet sales and dry goods
  • Craft stands
  • Koi auctions
  • Raffle prizes
  • Koi seminars to expand your knowledge
  • A great selection of food and drink
  • Your chance to WIN a trip to Japan!
  • WIN lots of other fantastic prizes too!

Koi Talk | Issue 14 Update

The Koi season is very much in full swing and many hobbyists will be taking advantage of the natural increase in temperatures, and pushing the growth of their Koi. For veterans of the hobby, you will be aware of the impact on water quality when you increase feeding, but for those new to the hobby, or not so experienced with growing Koi, pay attention to our upcoming two-part Beginner’s Corner series on growing your Koi, starting in issue 14 of Koi Talk.

Issue 14 is due to arrive with subscribers from 11 June onwards. If you’re a magazine subscriber look out for it landing in your letterbox! If you’re not yet a subscriber check out our Koi Talk Back Issues catalogue, they’re all available to buy individually, and issue 14 will be added shortly.

Koi Talk Podcasts

Koi Talk Podcasts are here and take over from episodes 1-5 of our Sofa Chats! They’re a great way to listen to our advice – either in the car as many of our listeners do, or if you’re relaxing at home or in the garden, next to your pond. All of our Podcasts are available on a number of different platforms, including Spotify, Apple, Google and Amazon Music.

 If you prefer to watch rather than listen we also film every single one of our Koi Talk Podcasts. They are available on on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/koitalkmagazine

Reflecting Back on 2021

Coming to the end of the year we are in a reflective mood, looking back at the journey we have taken in 2021 since launching the magazine. We have certainly come a long way in just a few editions, and we wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for the continued support of our readers.

Your feedback has been overwhelming at times and it is fantastic to hear that we are genuinely helping hobbyists across the UK, and more importantly, saving the suffering of Koi up and down the country. This is a profound feeling, and we are proud to be a part of it!

We have spoken about winter preparation in previous issues of the magazine, and with much of the north seeing snow in recent weeks, and the rest of the country seeing near-zero temperatures, it is important not to become complacent. There’s always a lot going on over the Christmas period but don’t forget your watery friends in the garden, they still require some attention and oversight of their environment.

Over the Christmas holiday period we may take a little longer than usual to reply to any messages and post out any back issue orders, but rest assured that we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the Koi Talk team.

Koi Knowledge! A Conversation with Ricky Stoddart of Koi Wholesale

In our latest video Chris Wall and Ricky Stoddart, founders of Koi Talk magazine, sit down for an in-depth, unscripted conversation to discuss all things Koi and to set straight a few myths from the industry.

As well as founding Koi Talk magazine, Ricky is also the Managing Director of Koi Wholesale, the UK’s leading wholesaler of quality Japanese Koi which celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. With his unique position, Ricky shares his honest thoughts on a number of topics including the price of Koi, the difference between male and female Koi, and his opinions on Koi food to name just a few of the topics discussed.

This feature-length video is over an hour and a half long. Pull up a comfy chair, sit back and relax, and listen in to Chris and Ricky’s conversation to experience a level of Koi knowledge that you’re not going to hear anywhere else.

Christmas Present Offer! Issues 1 – 6 of Koi Talk Magazine

Do you know someone that is an avid Koi hobbyist?

Then why not treat them to a Christmas present they’ll love with our multipack of issues 1-6 of Koi Talk magazine, the UK’s only monthly, printed magazine, dedicated to Koi.

Priced at just £24.95 including postage it’s a fantastic gift! What’s more, we’ll even include a special one-off discount code to get their first subscription copy of the magazine completely FREE of charge!

Order before Wednesday 15 December to ensure delivery in-time for Christmas 2021.

Want to know more about what’s in each magazine?

Issue 1

  • A beginner’s guide to water testing
  • Beni Kikokuryu appreciation
  • An intimate look at one of Niigata’s largest and best breeders
  • One to one interview with the owner of a stunning Koi pond
  • Mechanical filtration: The drum filter

Issue 2

  • The beginner’s guide to buying Koi
  • Goshiki appreciation
  • Biological filtration – The moving bed
  • One to one interview with a Koi obsessed father and son combo
  • All you need to know about blanket weed

Issue 3

  • The beginner’s guide to Koi appreciation
  • Kikusui appreciation
  • Azukari – Is it worth it?
  • Pond visit with Andy Corrie
  • Pump efficiency

Issue 4

  • Parasites: How to identify and what to do
  • Showa appreciation
  • Maximising growth
  • An interview with Kodama Koi Farm
  • Stress in Koi

Issue 5

  • Pond design tips from the professionals
  • Kujaku appreciation
  • The Japanese selection process
  • Koi breeding in the UK
  • Understanding the swim bladder

Issue 6

  • Handling your Koi like a pro
  • Shusui appreciation
  • Male Koi – pay attention!
  • Do it once, do it right! Koi pond visit in Hertfordshire
  • The science behind UVC units