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    I will be going Saturday looking forward to it.

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    Was there for about 45 mins today, it was ok was looking for a nice shiro or showa didn't see anything of interest, I bought a 1 meter net, few vats were very impressive but didn't think much of the fish for sale though

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    Also went to the show today, this was the 3rd i have been too, not overly impressed, "special show prices" no different at all to internet prices.... i had no intention to buy fish today i was interested in showers/media/ASHP i learnt quite a bit which was good.....
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    Any nice tanchos there !?
    Going tomorrow doesn’t sound very promising though


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    i don't recall seeing any mate, if you are in the market for anything metallic or a kujaku you'll be spoilt for choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Macca66 View Post
    Any nice tanchos there !?
    Going tomorrow doesn’t sound very promising though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca66 View Post
    Any nice tanchos there !?
    Going tomorrow doesn’t sound very promising though


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    Hi Macca,
    from memory mate nothing caught my eye there, i was only looking over the vats to be nosey, i cannot recall any tanchos but there could well be some that i missed or simply did not see, there was one stunner in the show vats though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca66 View Post
    Any nice tanchos there !?
    Going tomorrow doesn’t sound very promising though
    There was a vat full of them on the stand as you go in to the right, can't remember the company though. I went hoping to sort out my drum pipework and found one stand had 2 4" ball valves which I got both of for £150 so not bad. Other than that, there was no pipework at all! I could easily have been in and out in half hour to be honest, I did leave with a nice 36cm tosai chagoi from select Nishikigoi though, as well as the ball valves and a koi sock. The chagoi was bred by the shop owner and is likely a male but has a good clean body and nice scale reticulation, far from the best chagoi you will ever see but personally if I was going to buy any koi cheap and not from a reputable breeder it would be chagoi & karashigoi, I was going to get one from cuttlebrook somewhere down the line but happy with my purchase today. It's already feeding like its been in the pond the whole time so hopefully will get a good size out of it.
    On the whole I was a little disappointed with the selection of fish on sale, there was some nice Showa tosai as Seph mentioned but I was hoping for more variation from stands like cuttlebrook.

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    Hi, shame i did not meet up with you today Sam, i met Steve (RS2000) and his wife today, we had a good chat, very nice couple......
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    Hi, shame i did not meet up with you today Sam, i met Steve (RS2000) and his wife today, we had a good chat, very nice couple......
    I would have liked to meet up today but I thought it would be best to keep myself to myself as I have a cold. Not Covid, regularly testing including last night, but a normal cold I caught off my little one. Hopefully in the not distant future there will be an opportunity!

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    for sure mate, no doubt there will be another koi show we will go too.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I would have liked to meet up today but I thought it would be best to keep myself to myself as I have a cold. Not Covid, regularly testing including last night, but a normal cold I caught off my little one. Hopefully in the not distant future there will be an opportunity!
    Was you the guy wearing a face mask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Was you the guy wearing a face mask?

    The only one I think haha. Grey zip up hoody, green hat and shorts and a face mask

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    I saw you! I didnt recognise you in your disguise

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    The only one I think haha. Grey zip up hoody, green hat and shorts and a face mask

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    The only one I think haha. Grey zip up hoody, green hat and shorts and a face mask
    Sound bloody hansom lol just needed ya riggas and we could be twins

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    I saw you! I didnt recognise you in your disguise
    The mask's don't make it easy! Plus I had my eyes down on the vats most the time I'm glad no one saw me walking out with the two ball valves, one on each forearm like an idiot haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Sound bloody hansom lol just needed ya riggas and we could be twins

    Haha! I will wear some next time to complete the look

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    Sam i saw you with the ball valves on your wrists lol..... they looked like big valves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    The only one I think haha. Grey zip up hoody, green hat and shorts and a face mask
    Yeah I saw you.

    I said to the missus, look, he's the only one wearing a mask, bet he's got a cold or something and feels obligated to wear it.

    Turns out I was spot on ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Yeah I saw you.

    I said to the missus, look, he's the only one wearing a mask, bet he's got a cold or something and feels obligated to wear it.

    Turns out I was spot on ha ha.
    Yep! didn't want to pass on my germs, strange how my little one is not too bad despite having the cold but me and missus now feel like death warmed up and she's happily playing on the floor! I didn't feel too bad yesterday but crap today. It is strange how Covid has changed things as before if I had a head cold I wouldn't have ever thought to wear a mask etc whereas now it just seems the norm.

    Haha Smartin, so I did get spotted with the ball valves after all, they were 4" valves and heavy too!

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    Just got back from the show not as much there as in previous years and not a great selection of fish for sale just picked up two small ones a Showa and a tancho Showa
    Will try and get there on the Saturday next year to perhaps get better pick of the fish


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