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The next stage in the Nationwide Open Shows of the Goldfish Societies of the UK was held in Redby Community Centre, Sunderland on Sunday, July 16, when the North East Goldfish Society (NEGS) saw 65 Goldfish entries in its annual Open Show, reports Dr David Ford. 


The Best in Show and the Best Exhibit was won by the same fish — a Tosakin (pictured above) by Chairman Alan Race. Alan was also handing out the prizes to the winners in the 26 Classes of Goldfish that they displayed, so he here he is handing over the Best in Show Trophy to himself...

The auction of locally bred Goldfish varieties saw nine lots, all sold at bargain prices. Five judges from the four Goldfish Societies of the UK assessed the Goldfish to their own Nationwide Standards. Each of the 26 Classes had a First (and second and third).

Here are a few of the Firsts...

The best Common Goldfish. 

This Fantail Oranda won a First.

The winning Shubunkin.

Gorgeous Comet.

The ‘Pairs’ Class has separate aquaria but the fish have to be from the same brood. These won the First in the Twintail Class. 

Diary dates

If you want to see, or even buy, pedigree Goldfish, the dates of the next Nationwide Open Shows are...

Sunday September 3: Bristol Aquarist Society at The Hengrove Community Centre, Fortfield Road, Bristol BS14 9NX

Saturday, September 16: Northern Goldfish & Pondkeepers Society at St. Matthews Church Hall, Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 8HF

Saturday, September 30: The Nationwide Open Show (with all the UK Societies) at The Horsehay Village Hall, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF.