The Northern Koi Club meets monthly from September to April at St. Mark's Parish Hall, Station Road, Swinton, M27 6BY.
The meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of the month, starting at 2.00pm and finishing between 4.30pm and 5.00pm with a break part way through for tea/coffee and biscuits.
Sunday 15 September 2019
General meeting discusson on any koi related problems (if any) during the good weather. Trevor Fielding and Dave Chadwick will speak on various issues and their ponds.
Sunday 20 October 2019
An open discussion and views from members on such topics as preparing for winter. Perhaps the main topic will be the various methods members use to cover their ponds.
Sunday 24 November 2019
Yuko Howes will give presentations on the All Nagaoka Koi Show and on koi harvesting. Plus there will be ample time to discuss all things koi!
Sunday 15 December 2019
Sunday 19 January 2020
Sunday 16 February 2020
Clayton Morris of Springbank Koi will be speaking about his recent buying trip to Japan.
Sunday 15 March 2020
Regular meeting followed by our annual dinner at Blacksticks restaurant in Monton.
Sunday 19 April 2020
Ray Cauldwell of Accrington and District Bonsai Society will be our guest speaker, so bring your overwintered Bonsai.
During summer months, we have 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. It's a very exciting time of the year!
Exchange visit with the North East Koi Club.
Here is a selection of some of our previous trips and guest speakers:
Pond visit to the Potteries and District Koi Section of the BKKS
Talk on koi food and health products by Dean DiMarco of Aqua Source
Visit to the Adam & Amanda Bayer's Koi Farm
Talk by David Pool of FishScience - "Maintaining Healthy Koi"
Pond visit to the Yorkshire Section of the BKKS
Talk on Israeli Koi by Dave Dyson of Cascade Koi and Acquatics
Talk on Polish Koi by Clayton Morris of Springbank Koi
Pond visit to the Midland Koi Association