Ricky Stoddart

Flash Back Friday - Spawning in Japan

The spawning season has been underway in Japan for a while now with some breeders already starting on their second crop production. With that in mind todays flash back Friday takes me back to 2009.

It was the third summer that I had been in Japan for work experience and on this occasion I had the chance to witness spawning for the first time. Up in the mountains of Yomogihira at Marusho Koi Farm several different sets of oyagoi were put together after a busy morning preparing all of the nets.

On this particular occasion a special moment in history was created as one of the Sanke parent sets co...

Myles Sharman

Flash Back Friday - The Kokugyo Prize

As it is the BKKS National this weekend, our flashback relates to both success at koi shows and our support of the National. Our MD Ricky Stoddart had his first real success at a Japanese koi show in 2016 at the Wakagoi held in Hiroshima.
Ricky Stoddart

We’re Eight! Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane on Our Birthday

When we first launched Koi Wholesale close to a decade ago, little did we know it would become the thriving, ever-growing business it is today. But we’re now celebrating our eighth birthday – and we couldn’t be prouder of our ongoing success.
Ricky Stoddart

Enjoy a Swimmingly Good Start to the Financial Year: £500 is Up for Grabs!

Fancy getting the new financial year off to a great start? If you’re nodding your head in agreement (and why wouldn’t you be?!), make sure you enter our exclusive raffle to bag £500 in vouchers.
Myles Sharman

Special Shipment from NND

Over the last 12 months, we’ve worked closely with our associates in Japan to enable us to trial shipments through the hottest months of the year. The new box we developed resulted in some very successful test shipments, so we asked the breeders at NND for a very special shipment.

We asked for this season’s Tosai!

After some discussion, it was decided that we would be allocated five mud ponds – and after each selection we would have koi placed into the ponds to get the best possible growth prior to shipping.

The ponds were harvested 10 days before the shipment. After, the koi would be placed ...