A REPORT ON THE
RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY OPEN SHOW 2013
photographs, unless otherwise credited, by Dr. David Ford of Aquatic Services
Sunday 19th May was the usual date for the North Yorkshire Aquarium Fish Club,
Ryedale Aquarist Society, to hold its Open Show & Auction, held as before
in the Old Malton Memorial Hall in Malton ("no smoking and no alcohol",
but two large halls and good parking).
However, the Club Committee
were worried about attendance because it coincided with the annual Malton Food
Lovers Festival (over 150 stalls of exotic foods from Yorkshire and the World)
and Scottish clubs' Open Shows, taking aquarists from Cumbria and Teesside as
well as Scotland. But there are many supporters of this busy Club and over 100
turned up for the 13 ‘lot’ Auction, with 213 exhibits entered over
40 Classes in the Open Show- more than previous years at this venue.
was hot & cold food available all day and an aquarium accessories stand by
Fishphilosophy of Worksop. Many sponsors supplied prizes and free samples for
this Open Show including Seaquarium, Waterlife, Reef One, JMC, Ferrybridge Aquatics,
SAK fish foods, as well as the FBAS Support Packs by Tetra and Hagen.
Part of the busy Auction
Photograph by Dr. Ford
Part of the busy Show hall
Photograph Dr. Ford
Show Steward Shirley Nelson had a busy afternoon
by David Marshall.
This beautiful killie was a ‘visitors favourite’. Photograph
Some amazing African cichlids appeared on the showing
bench and here we see a few of these:
by Phil Blackburn
photographs by Richard Hebden.
Valley photographs by Richard Hebden.
Coldwater fish were not forgotten. This beautiful
Shiner were photographed by Dave Kirk
AS is actually part of the Yorkshire Association of Aquarist Societies and it
was their judges that pointed the fish: Trish Jones, Trevor Douglas, Kevin Webb
and Trainee Judge Paul Brown.
The main results were:-
Show - Mr. & Mrs. Nelson with a Metriaclima (Pseudotropheus) lombardoi
that scored 86.6 points. Ashby Fishkeepers.
1st Runner-up - Mr. Alan
Northcliffe with a Protopterus annectens that scored 86.4 points. Sheaf
Valley Aquarist Society.
2nd Runner-up - Mr. Dave Kirk with a Hara longissima
86.33 points. Ferrybridge Aquatics Show Team.
Best Exhibit - Mr. Kerry Hardy
with a pair of Betta albimarginata. Sheaf Valley Aquarist Society.
Best Goldfish - Mr. Jim Haworth. Castleford Aquarist Society.
The Best in Show winning cichlid.
Terry Nelson receives
Best in Show prizes
Photograph by Paul Barrow.
Kerry Hardy receives Best
Photograph byPaul Barrow.
This beautiful Lungfish was the Best in Show
1st runner-up and the largest fish exhibited
Steve Jones presents Jim Haworth with Best
Photograph by Paul Barrow
Show Secretary Mr.
David Marshall asked if I would thank, on behalf of the Ryedale
members, the small army of helpers from both the Y.A.A.S. and Caer Urfa (South
Shields) A.S. for their wonderful help, the exhibitors who brought along their
best fish, the people who brought their auction ‘lots’, aquatic industry
and tourist attractions for their generous support, to all the friends of the
Society who made the journey to take part in the day and the large number of interested
visitors from the Ryedale area and beyond who came along to view the fish exhibits.
As stated, Ryedale AS is a busy fish club and if you are a Northern aquarist
you would be welcome at their monthly meetings - the venues change but are always
around the Pickering area. - details from www.ryedaleaquaristsociety.co.uk .
special open event will be held on Sunday 8th September 2013 when the Ryedale
A.S. will be holding a 'Fun Day' at Middleton Village Hall, Pickering, N. Yorks
YO18 8PA. Start time 10.00am. Reptile and amphibian expert Mr. Martin Lees
will present a talk entitled 'creating a vivarium with running water' and the
PRO from The Deep at Hull will be presenting a talk on the work of the Aquarium.
10 Class fish Open Show plus much more.
From David Marshall
YOU David for the lovely show report.
The Ryedale members ask that
you please support the following due to their kind sponsorship of our 2013 Open
SEAQUARIUM/ WATERLIFE AQUATIC
AQUA PACIFIC U.K. LIMITED/AQUA ONE
AQUARIUM FISH FOODS AND PRODUCTS
JMC AQUATICS LIMITED
AQUATICS, MAIN ST., FERRYBRIDGE, W.YORKS.
AQUATIC FISH FOODS
F.B.A.S. OPEN SHOW SUPPORT PACK:
ROLF C. HAGEN LTD.
THE AQUARIUM GAZETTE, COMPUTER DISC
& E-MAIL TRANSFER MAGAZINE
CAMP MUSEUM, MALTON
THACKRAY MUSEUM, LEEDS
TRUST - FOUNTAINS ABBEY AND STUDLEY ROYAL PARK, RIPON
DRAGOON GUARDS MILITARY MUSEUM, YORK