The Heart of England Conference Centre
Turning into the Heart of England Conference Centre, follow the road past reception. You will be met by Cadets, who will direct you to park.
Disabled parking is available, please display your Blue Badge.
Please be prepared for a typical British summers day; as an outside koi show weather conditions may change rapidly, likewise disabled access may be difficult in the event of certain prolonged weather conditions.
Please be patient and courteous to our volunteer show staff, recognisable by distinct show shirts - Saturday and Sunday mornings can be busy, with entrance queue times of 10 to 15 minutes.
We accept cash or card for entrance payments, please see our Socials for costs and concessions. We would ask that you keep your entrance wristband on, as upon entering or leaving, our show staff may ask for this to be displayed.
We are dog friendly, although we do ask that you keep your dog in control and on a lead.
We have on site medical facilities and children must be accompanied at all times
The National Show Committee takes great care with both vat setup and show ground water quality. We offer the choice of a 2.5 or 2.8 metre vat catering for different exhibitor requirements.
As you would expect we provide the most comprehensive set of water readings available at any UK Koi Show; pH, dissolved oxygen, ammonia & temperature.
We utilise calibrated Hanna equipment with multiple individual daily vat readings. Our Benching Admin Team then take over ensuring results are correctly entered into Koi Show Pro.
Yearly analysis of individual water parameters provides us with the data to maintain optimum vat environments for all exhibitors fish across the show weekend
In a 2.5 metre vat, maximum allowed fish - 14
In a 2.8 metre vat, maximum allowed fish - 17
We have a vat points system for both 2.8 and 2.5 metre vats, the maximum points value for each vat should be used when planning which fish to exhibit. You must not exceed these points when Benching (Friday), should that happen, we will ask for those fish to be returned to their home pond.
2.5 metre vat - 41 points
2.8 metre vat - 51 points
Points are accorded by size, these are:
Size 1 = 1 point
Size 2 = 1.5 points
Size 3 = 2 points
Size 4 = 3.5 points
Size 5 = 6 points
Size 6 = 9 points
Size 7 = 13 points
Size 8 = 16 points
After their Virkon scrub, careful placement and dividing splash screens fitted at the correct height, each vat is continually dechlorinated using a trickle in/out approach (flow rates can be adjusted accordingly).
Four large air-stones maximise O2 saturation and as we are an outdoor show ample shade netting is also in place.
Please take a look at the standards and rules we adopt in the section above.
If you require further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023's Grand Champion Sanke - Lee Manning/Nippon Nishikigoi.
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