324 entries at open show


Aquarists from around Yorkshire exhibited a total of 324 different fish at the Ryedale Aquarist Society open show last month.

K and D Lawton of Wyke Show Society took the Best in Show prize with a Thorichthys ellioti, which gained 87.5.

But the competition was fierce with the runner-up Neolamprologus leleupi, exhibited by B Mansfield of Castleford Aquarist Society gained 87.3, and the second runner-up place going to T and S Nelson of Ashby Fishkeepers' Society for their Crescent zoe, which gained 87 points.

I and K Walbridge of Bradford and District Aquarist Society took the award for best exhibit for their pair of dwarf rasboras, R Flinn took the Best Goldfish award and B Stephenson won the Junior Award with a killifish.

David Marshall of Ryedale Aquarist Society told Practical Fishkeeping: "24 families submitted auction lots giving YAAS chairman Steve Jones and his auctioneering team a very busy, but enjoyable afternoon. Just for the record the many people who attended meant that there was not a seat or standing place left in the large auction hall.

"The Ryedale members send their thanks to the small army of helpers from both the YAAS and TTAAFBAS for their wonderful help, to all the exhibitors who brought along their best fish, to the people who brought their auction lots, aquatic industry and tourist attractions for their generous support and to all our friends who made the journey to be with us."