FBAS Festival of Fishkeeping announces new venue for 2013


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The Festival of Fishkeeping will be held at Hounslow Urban Farm, MIddlesex on September 7-8 2013.

The long running event is the biggest in the FBAS calendar and attracts the UK's best fish show-goers and their prized tropical and coldwater fish.

According to the event organisers, this year there will be the UK’s biggest display of hobbyist owned fish and independent traders.

Japanese Koi and Discus displays, a pond display, furnished aquariums, demonstrations on how to set up, furnish and maintain various types of aquariums and advice on all aspects of fishkeeping will also be there.

"Because of the 'competitive' aspect of some displays, you will be able to see the very best quality of fishes all in full adult size and in prime condition," says the FBAS.

"What better place to go and learn about fish, before you commit time and money at your local aquatic store?

"The new venue has a lot of scope to make Festival of Fishkeeping a truly family weekend.

"We are very grateful to all our sponsors because without them there would be no Festival. We are pleased to welcome back as a sponsor Mars Fish Care (Aquarian).

"Over the weekend there will be Aquarian /API Kids’ Zone for children of all ages, from Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, Find the Fish Hunt, Colouring Competitions with prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners. There is also a Petting Zoo, Birds of Prey displays, Feed the Animals and Animal Rides.

"There will be goody bags for the children and lots more. Come and spend the whole day with all the family.

"There are lots of hotels and Travel Lodges within easy reach of the Farm. For those that will be staying for the weekend there will be a barbeque on Saturday evening, with cabaret entertainment."

For more information contact Joe Nethersell, Festival Organiser on 020 8847 3586 or email [email protected]

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