The Summer Garden Show

For the past few years one of the most popular annual events in the club diary is the garden show. In the past two years Gary Pritchard (BKKS judge) has visited the members ponds and judged our koi with some fantastic prizes.

Guest Speakers

During the Monthly Club Nights (second Wednesday of the month) we have a number of guest speakers coming to visit us. Always some of the best attended nights and in 2014 we had Mark Davis, Kevin Ellis, Malcolm Green Lee Burroughs etc.

Club Days Out

The club members are looking to be out and about a lot during 2015. Please see some of the visits to koi shows and koi retailers.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Kangei Annual General Meeting 2014

Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone.
On Wednesday 08 January 2014, the Kangei club held its third AGM with 18 club members and two guests in attendance. Please find the summary below.


There are a couple of changes for 2014 with Mark Hobden and Craig Emery joining the committee. After three successful years, Steve Clark (vice chairman) and Nathan Hodges (treasurer) are stepping down although thankfully Steve will retain his Fund Raising role. A huge thankyou for all you have done for the club in the past three years.

The 2014 committee is:
  • Chair - Adam Byer
  • Vice Chair - Mark Hobden
  • Secretary - Tim Morphy
  • Membership Secretary - Bob Grinyer
  • Treasurer - Bob Grinyer
  • PRO & Website - Mark Hobden
  • Fund Raiser - Steve Clarke

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Member's take a trip to Yume Koi

On Saturday 14 December Adam Byer, Bob Grinyer, Gary Pritchard and I (Mark Hobden) went on a road trip to see Mike Snaden at Yume Koi ( in Bristol.

For three of us it was first time we had been to Yume so given Mike's reputation the expectations and moods on the journey were extremely high. When we arrived we went straight in to see the main indoor pond. This pond was huge (roughly 6m x 12m) and featured a fully stocked bar with seating area at one end. The quality, size and condition of the koi in the main indoor pond was superb and a real eye opener (as you will see in the pictures below).