Past Events

Thursday 15th December 2005

As always the December meeting is the club’s American Supper evening.  It is a very informal occasion where anyone is welcome to come along to chat among themselves about anything and everything (although fish topics are usually on the agenda for many).  As the title suggests you are asked to bring along enough food for yourself and this is pooled on a table for everyone to help themselves – with any luck we will have a good selection and not a table full of salmon sandwiches!

Thursday 17th November 2005

This month is our Annual General Meeting.  Traditionally this is never well attended as I am sure people are worried about being pressurised into doing a job they don’t want to.  Let me assure people that there is never any pressure and that it is vitally important to attend and give your input on who you think would be the best people to run the club for the next year.  Hopefully this years meeting can have an even greater attendance than last year (which was a record turn-out I believe!)

Thursday 20th October 2005

Charley Grimes is speaking to us tonight about Diving in Mexico’s Natural Aquarium.  Although we have had several talks about diving this is the first one to cover tropical fresh water and is based on the lakes of Cuatro Ciénegas in Mexico.  As I understand it, these are 4 marshes that are fed by thermal springs originating in the Sierra San Marcos mountains.

Thursday 15th September 2005

Members evening.  With a good few new members joining the club over the last couple of months it is an ideal time for us to have a general chat about our tanks and fish-keeping problems / successes.  There is no set agenda so bring along a few ideas and we will hopefully all learn from it.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 18th August 2005

Ian Fuller is presenting a talk on Corydoradine Catfish, C numbers and Identification – these wonderful little Catfish are a firm favourite with many people but who can ever tell the difference between them! Hopefully after this talk we will all end up knowing enough to get by.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 21st July 2005

Dr David Price is a lecturer in genetics at the University of Plymouth.  He is also a leading authority on catfish and will be presenting the very broad topic of “catfish” to us this evening.  Given these shy little (well often large actually) fish are a favourite among fish keepers this should be an interesting talk for us all.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 16th June 2005

Members Evening – No doubt we will have the usual barrage of questions and answers regarding all areas of fish-keeping; this is one meeting where it is possible to learn an incredible amount in only a few hours.

Since this meeting is only a few days before our Show we will be dedicating up to about 15 minutes on final preparations.  Everybody’s help is needed to minimise the workload for everyone so please turn up and offer your services.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 19th May 2005

Brian Walsh – Wood carving and a mixed bag on fish.  Brian has a reputation in our club of being one of the best speakers we have ever had.  His presentations use a combination of sounds, music and slides all synchronised to perfection – I’d suggest arriving early as this will hopefully be a very crowded room on this evening.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 21st April 2005

Unfortunately Monty Ray’s talk on Dwarf Cichlids has had to be postponed.  However, we have another American visitor – Richard or Rit Forcier as he prefers to be known.  He is Chairman of both the Northeast American and National Livebearer organisations but is giving us a talk on the Coral and Marine fish of the Caribbean.  I have been told that he spend most holidays in this area diving and has put together an excellent programme.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 17th March 2005

It is with regret that I have to inform you that our speaker booked for this evening will be unable to come as he is unwell.  However Bob Cashin is still here with us for a few more days and does have with him another short program on plants which he is prepared to do for us. Also he has in his past talks at the club made brief references to the fish family “Anobleps” and these seemed to have aroused some interest. Well these references were taken from another 45 minute talk he gives on that subject so he is going to give us both these talks tonight.

Note this talk is now cancelled Jim Griffiths – Tropical Aquaria plants.  I am unsure as to whether this evening’s talk will be about the varieties of aquarium plants, the growth of them or a general overview.  Either way this should make an interesting evening covering a topic in which very few people have success.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK

Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 17th February 2005

Bob Cashin – Livebearers. Bob is an American on holiday in Bristol for a couple of months.  From his short talk in January it is apparent he has a good knowledge of this topic and this should be a very interesting insight into a VERY large topic.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 20th January 2005

The first meeting of 2005 was a success (in my opinion).  I, John Williams, gave a 15 minute talk on carbon dioxide and this provoked lots of discussion about growing aquarium plants in general with several people giving details of their own experiences of carbon dioxide.

Ivan Dibble’s visitor from the USA, Bob Cashin, also gave us a 15 minute talk on the four-eyed Livebearer Anobleps – this was a fascinating topic and well presented by Bob who has an obvious enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of this fish.  I look forward to his talk next month on Livebearers in general.


Thursday 16th December 2004

American Supper Evening.  This meeting is traditionally attended by many members and their partners and is an informal chat among ourselves whilst munching away at whatever has been brought along.  Bring yourself, a partner if you wish and enough food to feed yourself.  This food will be added to the table and everyone helps themselves to anything and everything…… a fun evening to round of the year.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 18th November 2004

The club’s Annual General Meeting – I believe this year has the positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Publicity Officer due for renewal.  Could you fill one of these positions?  Even if not please come along to this meeting to help decide the direction of the club for the next year.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 21st October 2004

The topic of this talk is “Fish Photography” given to us by Dick Mills.  Dick has given us many talks over the years and the latest one I saw involved a lot of excellent fish photographs – he obviously knows this topic as well as his fish!

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 16th September 2004

Don Kenwood gives us his talk on livebearers, postponed from January.  Don is a fanatical fish keeper who has dedicated his entire fish house to keeping and breeding live-bearing fish, many of which he has collected himself.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 19th August 2004

Malcolm Goss is going to educate us all in the topic of “Aquarium Plants”.  If like me you suffer from a lack of knowledge of anything green in the tank, then this is a real must to attend!  This talk is the one that was postponed from our July meeting.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 15th July 2004

Just to let you all know that there is a change in this month’s speaker. Unfortunately Malcolm Goss has just informed us that he will not be able to make the trip down to Bristol this Thursday.

As a result the meeting this week will be a members evening and Malcolm Goss will be giving us his talk at the August meeting.

Sorry for the late notice on this but we have only just been informed ourselves.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Saturday June 19th 2004

Annual club show and auction

Venue: Alexandra Park Centre, Alexandra Park, Fishponds, Bristol
Time: Exhibitors can bench their fish from 9.30am until 12pm
Auction begins at 1pm
Fish are open to viewing by the public 3pm until 4pm

This event is always a fun day out for fish enthusiasts with the opportunity to see fish of a high standard as well as fish that are not very often seen in fish shops etc.  Add to this the auction (bring along any equipment, fish, plants etc that you wish to sell) and the chance of picking up a prize at the raffle and you have all the ingredients for a informative and interesting day out.  Now all that is needed is YOU – it would be a fairly boring day out if we didn’t have lots of other people to talk “fishy talk”.

Thursday 17th June 2004

Arthur Frisby, with Do water, rocks and fish mix – learn more (I must admit even the title of this talk has me intrigued).  Please bring 1/2 a Jar your own aquaria water as this is an interactive program with Yorkshire’s Mr Water.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 20th May 2004

Brian Walsh speaking on a topic of great interest to myself – catfish. This man is often spoken highly of in our club and is renowned for taking a rod and line along to catch catfish whilst on his worldwide fish collecting excursions.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 15th April 2004

Members Evening – perfect opportunity to bring along a few fish to question us all about.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 18th March 2004

John Egan gives us a talk on Barbs  and Rasboras, this is a topic which hasn’t been covered in a while and should hold a great deal of interest for us all.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 19th February 2004

Chris Cheswright talking on the topic of South American Killie fish – this should complement our talk recently on breeding Killie fish

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx

Thursday 15th January 2004

Unfortunately, due to illness, Don Kenwood was unable to give us his talk on Livebearers and this talk has been rescheduled for later in the year.  In its place we had a visit from Barry Jones who gave us lots of information on the awarding of points for show fish – this was very informative for those of us still mystified by the process of deciding which fish is better that another at a show.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 18th December 2003

Annual club Christmas feast!  Nothing has yet been formalised but I guess it will take the form of an American Supper evening.  This meeting is traditionally attended by many members and their partners and is an informal chat among ourselves whilst munching away at whatever has been brought along.  Bring yourself, a partner if you wish and enough food to feed yourself.  This food will be added to the table and everyone helps themselves to anything and everything…… a fun evening to round of the year.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 20th November 2003

Annual club AGM meeting.  It is still rather early to report which posts will be due for re-election but watch this space closer to the date for more details.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 16th October 2003

To be announced

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday 18th September 2003

Speaker John Rundle will be giving a presentation on his 50 years of breeding.  John has given the club many interesting talks over the years and I am sure this one will be as fascinating as all of the others. 

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday August 21st 2003:

Club meeting with the evening dedicated to a members evening.  An opportunity for new and old members alike to raise questions about…..absolutely anything, with the aim of the other members being to resolve and advise using the vast wealth of knowledge of the group as a whole.  This is an ideal evening for new members to come along and learn a little more about what the club members do best – fish keeping.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Thursday July 19th 2003:

Club meeting with speaker Dick Mills discussing public aquariums around the world.  This speaker usually attracts a good attendance within the club and non-members are, as usual, welcome.  Dick has kindly offered to present this meeting after our planned speaker, John Rundle, had to postpone due to family health reasons and our substitute speaker, Brian Chittenden (planned speaker for September) was admitted to hospital for heart bypass surgery.  Our best wishes are with these two for a speedy recovery.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx


Saturday June 21st 2003

Annual club show and auction

Venue: Alexandra Park Centre, Alexandra Park, Fishponds, Bristol
Time: Exhibitors can bench their fish from 9.30am until 12pm
Auction begins at 1pm
Fish are open to viewing by the public 3pm until 4pm

We now have an article describing some of the show events and pictures of some of the class winners

 

Thursday June 19th 2003:

Club meeting with speaker from Bristol Water discussing chemicals present in Bristol tap water and hopefully giving us some good answers as to why our phosphate levels are so high!  Should be a heated and interesting meeting with lots to be learnt.

Venue: BAWA club, Filton, Bristol, UK
Time: 8pm start to 10pm approx