About us

We're Truly Koi Kichi Here

We supply and import Japanese koi from all areas of the country including Niigata, Hiroshima, Kyushu and Okayama. We've got a flexible approach, and use our years of experience to work with you to give you a choice of quality koi that's right for you and ensures your business thrives.

Through this venture, our knowledge of the supply chain in the UK grew, and we decided that we wanted to change the system to provide quality koi through our connections, bringing something new and fresh to the market.

Our experience of buying koi in Japan made us realise that we needed to bring this experience to the UK, and we founded Koi Wholesale in the hope of making it possible to buy quality Japanese koi without our clients ever having to leave the country. We've achieved this by building the largest koi facility in the UK which offers an unrivalled selection of the best fish, no matter what your budget, from economical small koi, to high class individual pieces - all available to hand select.

As our business has developed we've also set ourselves an incredibly high bar to provide each of our customers with the highest quality, healthiest koi available. Our experience means that we can set such high standards, and as such we also like to work closely with you to understand your wants and needs. We've also used our experience with clients to create marketing strategies, promotional events, and more, supporting you from selection to sale.

Experienced Team
Quality Japan Koi
Highest Standards
Largest Koi Facility
Our team

Meet the Team

We're a small dedicated family run team with a passion for koi. Our combined wealth of experience of both keeping and selling koi has given us an unrivalled knowledge of all things koi, providing our customers with a well-informed and friendly point of contact. With a combined experience of more than 40 years, you can rest assured that you've come to the right place.

Ricky Stoddart

Managing Director

Ricky's passion for koi started when he was 10 years old and he got his first fish. All throughout his childhood, koi was not just his hobby, but his life, and his first of many trips to Japan was made when he was just 12 years old.

At this point he also started a long relationship with Koi and Koi Carp Magazine, becoming a regular feature writer, and many of his summers were also spent gaining invaluable work experience with some of the top koi breeders.

Ricky is known for having an eye for spotting young koi with potential through his years of experience of living and working in Japan and from managing the growing facilities and rearing of the koi each year. As well as being hands on in the koi house, he's also responsible for managing client relations at Koi Wholesale.

Favourite Variety: Showa
Favourite Breeder: Momotaro

Andy Stoddart

Managing Director

Andy has been an avid koi keeper for more than 30 years and has a passion for keeping all types of fish. As such, he's a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the best aquatics set up, providing our clients with personalised recommendations on how to manage their stock.

Through his visits to Japan, he has developed a passion for more unusual koi varieties, and has a great eye for spotting which varieties will sell.

His unrivalled koi husbandry skills makes his management of Koi Wholesale's fish house second-to-none, which is reflected in our high quality standards.

Favourite Variety: Beni Kikikokuryu
Favourite Breeder: Marusaka