Antique Chinese goldfish print

goldfish illustrated on antique Chinese print

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variery of goldfish types

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For fancy goldfish, welcome to ...


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... the West Country's coldwater fish club

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Look here for information about the different fancy goldfish varieties, how to keep them, and how to breed them. Our site provides the most comprehensive suite of photographs of Western goldfish varieties available either on the Internet or in books, a survey of Far Eastern varieties seldom seen in the West, and background information on the history and physical features of goldfish.

Annual Show, Sunday 2nd September

If you are within visiting range of Bristol, why not come and see our Annual Show on Sunday, 2nd September?

  • You will see the very best of goldfish on show, covering a wide range of types including some of the rarer varieties such as the jikin and the tosakin, and, of course, the very best of our own variety, the Bristol shubunkin
  • There will be an auction of young fish, which is an ideal opportunity to acquire first-class fish at very reasonable prices for those new to the hobby. 
  • There will be a wealth of advice on-hand for anyone wanting to know about keeping and breeding goldfish.

Please see our Events page for the timetable and the location.

What's New

Below is a note of recent updates:

Frequently Asked Questions

See our Goldfish Information pages about the history of goldfish, colour, finnage, show standards and much more, including:

Join us

If you live within traveling distance of Bristol, we would encourage you to come along to our monthly meetings and join in with all the pleasures of a shared hobby: see our fish, talk with fellow fishkeepers for advice and to share your own experiences, and acquire fish from quality stock.

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