Super sale for three days this week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in our main pond, and pond 1B. The main pond has nisai , sansai and yonsai. 1B has jumbo tosai from last year from Dainichi and Ogata. All koi in these two ponds will be around half price and must be collected. These ponds are around 16-17degrees. Sorry this is only open to visitors to the shop only.
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The last buying day of the week is always a strange one , money and space is running out , alot of breeders are running out of koi and somtimes its a bit hard to get yourself into the right frame of mind ( especially when you run into another uk dealer the night before who is a good friend , and one drink turns into another , and then another , and then another , and then into a 4.30am bed time lol ) So looking for insperation we went to Maruhiro aka mad monkey , and he had pulled in some nice tosai for us to look through , unfortunately this time it wasnt really what i needed so we passed . Looking aorund i found myself struggling as we had been here so many times and looked through the koi , i really felt it was time to move off somewhere else . Feeling a bit dejected as this breeder is a firm favourite of mine , we decieded to go up the mountain to see Connias , as we couldnt get hold of him a detour to pop into Shintaro as he had offered as another hand pick of some smaller tosai than we selected though earlier in the week . Before going to the tosai house i was looking at all of the nisai and bigger koi . Saito then offered us some nisai that were very resonably priced , but i just couldnt get into the swing of it . After a while we looked through a pond of male and female nisai around 50-55cm , and althought they were not high quality , they all looked very very good value for the money . I decieded that may be if i could half a dozen it would fill a gap in my buying this week . We started off finding a few and made some boxes up , while i was looking through , Mark finally getting bored with taken pictures of the Cherry blossom falling of the tree next door , started to catch up some better quality nisai along with Saito . Beofre i knew it we had nearly 40 nisai in various bowls around the fish house , prices were given for the better quality nisai , from these we bought a female tancho showa, a female kindai showa , a very nice quality kohaku that was male , and a couple of female sanke .Many other sankes were purchased from the other pond making a total of 24 ! Just as we were going for lunch , Saito pointed to another pond where some larger koi were , soon a 5 year 75cm plus sanke and a four year 68cm were also purchased . We stopped for lunch and then after returned to the tosai house .Here a pond was netted and we soon had 60 go snake but mainly showa selected and photographed . Good byes were said and i couldnt think of a better way to end the day , buying many many koi from a breeder who i used to go to and buy one or two at ! Great day , great koi and a whole lto of laughs . Pics to follow and some scenary pics and a summery tomorrow ! First 14 pics are Shintaro nisai 50-55cm , then sansai and gosai sanke , then selected tosai