The First day of the trip has so far seen a ridiculous amount of rain. We were due to be visiting Madan Koi and Selecting at Dag Noy, but due to severe weather issues we have settled for a very short visit at Madan Koi avoiding the downpour and moved on to our next destination.
The schedule has changed slightly to escape the weather so we arrive at Gan shmuel to start the selecting. Looking around it is Clear that Lior and his team have been very busy this year with there koi production. After viewing all the ponds of fish its difficult to decide where to start with every pond offering some outstanding quality.
This year Gan Shmuel have focusing there breeding on Long Fin Koi. Here we have found some amazing examples .
The Varieties as seen are Utsuri, Showa, Kujaku,Matsuba and Kin Showa these koi were absolutely stunning.
With there Long Flowing fins these fish have a real elegant presence in the water and really would stand out in anyones koi collection.
As well as the many dazzling Long Finned Koi available here they also offer a selection of very High Quality regular fin koi. As we are first to visit the farm in 2018 we are again spoiled for choice .
As seen in the pictures we managed to secure some ki utsuri and Kinki Utsuri's which is one of the many fish being requested alot. Also we purchased some very well maked Showa Sankes as shown below .
Like most fish farms in Israel Gan shmuel offer a wide range of variety and size in koi. Here we managed to purchase some exquisite very well defined individuals.
This blood red kohaku with its clean white body and intricate pattern. And in the second picture the fantastic clean Kujaku and unique kikusui hiding underneath.
Over all this visit to Gan Shmuel has been one to remember. With so many stand out fish purchased it is very difficult to select a favourite. But on our exit a diamond amongst rough sort of speak stood out to us and we just simply couldnt say no.
Once again Gan shmuel have pulled out all the stops and Lior and his team have clearly worked very hard before our visit and prepared some truly outstanding koi.