Chairman’s Open Day 22nd July 2018

AMGK01July 2018

The day was sunny, yet again, and plenty warm enough to sit outside in the garden talking fish, with lashings of homemade vanilla, caramel and chocolate ice cream (courtesy of Jackie) to complement the deep filled apple pie, sherry trifle and cakes! A very pleasant afternoon was had by all. Unfortunately there were no baby fish to see this year … Read More

AMGK Open Show 30th June 2018

AMGK01June 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 saw once again a very successful Open Show at our regular venue in Coventry. An excellent surplus fish auction saw some very good top prices paid for most of the fish on sale. Yet again this year we had the honour of The Fancy Guppies UK joining us at the event. Congratulations go to Andy Beckett … Read More

Adult Fish Show 6th May 2018

AMGK01May 2018

Yet again, we had a good lot of members and potential new members come along for our annual Adult Fish Table Show, that also included the Bluest and Prettiest fish awards. The Adult Fish Show was judged to Nationwide Standards. The BEST IN SHOW award went to Andrew Barton with his owner bred Lionhead.           Full … Read More

OVERCROWDING – Paying the price

AMGK01April 2018

Many experienced breeders have been guilty of overcrowding in the past and paid the price, with fish not developing and losing condition, or worse dying. Goldfish need a lot more space than tropical fish! Brian Bates has written a short article, aimed at those who are inspired to breed their own exhibition quality goldfish for the first time, which has … Read More

March meeting with talk by Tony Roberts

AMGK01Mch 2018

Apparently our meeting was booked on Mothering Sunday this year – a mistake not to be repeated! Tony’s talk was about his general experiences and enecdotes on a long lifetime of fish keeping. Topics covered included; Beginning Fishkeeping, Potential dangers of daphnia collection and cultivation and getting ready for spawning. Contemporaneous notes of the meeting, taken by Pat Davies, can … Read More

Preparations for early spawning

AMGK01Jan 2018

Brian Bates has very kindly written up some very informative notes, mainly directed at newer members with limited experience, who wish to breed from their fish for the first time. Brian states that early spawning is an option but he prefers to spawn his fish late April or early May. Full notes in our January 2018 Newsletter