Win a family ticket to the Festival of Fishkeeping!


We have four family tickets to give away to the Supreme Festival of Fishkeeping, which takes place at the Hounslow Urban Farm in Middlesex, over the weekend of October 3-4, 2015.

Each ticket, worth £24, admits a family of four (two adults and two children) to both Hounslow Urban Farm and the Festival of Fishkeeping.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these family tickets is email us at: editorial@practicalfishkeeping.co.uk with the answer to the following question:

What is the name of the farm at which this year’s Festival is being held?

Please tell us whether you prefer to attend on the Saturday or Sunday.

The closing date for entry is Monday, September 21, 2015. All correct entries will be placed into a drawn and the first four names drawn will each win a family ticket.

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Must-see Festival highlights
Fishkeeping exhibitors can flex their muscles in three main competitions on Saturday:

The British Open in the place to see all the ‘Best in Show’ winners from 2015 competing for top spot.

The Festival AS Open Show, sponsored by FLUVAL, is the last chance saloon to get your hands on a Show Trophy for 2015, whilst the Diamond Class Final features winning fish from Societies’ choice of Classes in 2015.

Sunday brings the real excitement with all the best of the best battling it out in three more high-class competitions.

The FBAS Supreme Final is the equivalent of the Grand Champion finals found in almost every other pet-related Shows and winning this is considered the ultimate achievement amongst fishkeepers.

Whilst every fish exhibited at the Festival is clearly a testament to its owner’s fishkeeping skills, entries in the Supreme Pairs and Supreme Breeders categories reflect a more complete achievement.

The challenge appears simple - just pick your pair of fishes and then breed from them – except that it’s often more difficult than that and you could be surprised as to how many species can be bred.

Away from the competitive areas, there will be plenty of fish-related things to see. Amongst the planned attractions (so far) will be:

  • Aquatic equipment and advice
  • Home bred fish sales        
  • Specialist livebearer sales
  • Reptile display
  • Dry goods display and sales        
  • Large Discus sales and display
  • FishScience fish foods
  • Japanese Koi sales and display
  • Sturgeon display and sales
  • Bonsai sales and display
  • Plus ex-display fish tanks, stands and pond equipment for sale (to be collected at the conclusion of the festival, or delivered locally for a nominal charge, please ask for details)

There's also plenty for the children to do, including:

  • Free children’s face painting
  • Children’s colouring corner
  • Bouncy castles
  • Children’s tractors
  • Farm tours
  • Pony rides
  • Farm animals
  • Animal encounters

Hungry or thirsty? Visit the cafeteria and BBQ.

Admission (to both the Festival and the farm):
Adult £7.50          
Children £6.00      
Children (under 2 years) FREE
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24

Hounslow Urban Farm is situated on Faggs Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW14 0LZ

Need more info? Please email the Festival organiser joenethersell@gmail.com with any queries you may have.

Competition terms and conditions: Open to UK residents only. Closing date for entries is September 21, 2015. Prize winners will be notified by email. No prizes can be returned or cash alternative given and no correspondence will be entered into by the promoter. The promoter accepts no responsibility for resultant loss or damage to person’s properties (other than death or personal injury due to negligence of the promoters or their agents) as a result of these prizes being awarded. Prizes will be despatched within seven days of the closing date. We reserve the right to feature the names, photographs and locations of the winners.

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