ITFS Sept 2014 meeting & FBAS Open Show

08 Sep 2014 21:06 #1 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
The club meeting is on tomorrow night from 8.30 pm in Rosey O'Grady's of Harolds Cross.

Apart from the normal monthly chats about all things occurring in the fish/water & pet world we will also be giving out information and trying to assist anyone who would like to go to the FBAS Fesitval of Fishkeeping Open Show next month at Hounslow Open Farm.

I know some high profile forum fishkeepers/aquascapers have been in touch to see if any others were going, so it would be a great chance to get to know other people from Ireland heading over and to meet up over the weekend - ye may even share the driving or travelling costs. Anyone who has been in previous years can attest that there are some bargains to be had and some rarities on offer - the first Endlers in Ireland were brought back from a previous event!! It is very tempting to drive because it's hard to get a bag of fish on an airplane :)

Admission to the event and the farm costs £7.50 for adults and £6 for children. Urban Farm is located on Faggs Road, Feltham, Greater London, TW14 0LZ.

The Festival of Fishkeeping takes place on October 4-5, 2014 at Hounslow Urban Farm in Greater London - and it offers plenty to see and do for the whole family.

The Festival Fishkeeping offers you the chance to see some of the top fish in the UK. This year's event includes the Festival Aquarist Society Masters' Open Show, a Koi display, UK Discus show, Killifish show (Saturday), Betta and Livebearer shows, Goldfish show, the British Open Final (Saturday), Diamond Class (Sunday) and Society and Individual Furnished Aquaria competitions — including one specially for the ladies!

There will be talks and demonstrations, along with aquarium, pond and water gardening displays, reptiles and trade stands.

This year will also include a two-day dog show, which is new to the event.

Urban Farm itself offers lots of attractions including a petting zoo, birds of prey displays, pony rides and much more.

If you are interested please come along to the meeting tomorrow night - you don't even have to be a member of the club - everyone is welcome.

See you tomorrow

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08 Sep 2014 21:48 #2 by Pencil fish (Mark)

Hi I have been doing some research in relation to the FBAS 'Festival of Fish-keeping' event as to the possibility of attending and travel flights etc. Is this event worth the effort to get to from your previous experience. Are there many fish keepers from Ireland attending event. I am located in the North. Many thanks.

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09 Sep 2014 21:13 #3 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Trying my best to work away around to get to it. Really because of the bettas. They'll be top notch fish id like to bring home. But id say it would be a fantastic show to see. Would be a great laugh if a few forum members met up over there


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10 Sep 2014 08:34 #4 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
Sorry I missed last night's meeting. It always seems to clash with something lately! It would have been interesting to hear about the FBAS. What was discussed/decided?

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