Welcome to the Goldfish Society of Great Britain

The GSGB caters for everyone interested in goldfish from beginners to those who have kept and bred goldfish in all their varieties for many years.

Formed in 1948 we are the biggest Goldfish club in the UK with members in almost every county and city in England and throughout Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: and from North America, Asia, Australasia the Middle East and Europe.

We meet 6 times a year, produce a bi-monthly  full colour bulletin, hold an open show and auction each September and offer a member’s only website.

Membership offers all this and the opportunity to buy fish from breeders and access to some of the most knowledgeable goldfish breeders in the country.

Membership per year is as follows:

Bulletins by e-mail £15 UK and Worldwide; Bulletins by post £30, UK ONLY

Come and Join Us !!

We are always excited to get new members in our society.
Come and join us today - attend one of our meetings on the events list as a guest or join as a member.
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Goldfish Colours

Goldfish Colours – Metallics
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Returning from the Show

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The Open Show


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The Auction.

As we rapidly approach the main event of the GSGB’s year – our Open Show – I thought it would be useful to explain a little more about the day as a whole and what […]

Preparing for the Show

Last week we looked at initial selection of your Goldfish to show.  This week, having decided which fish to enter, we need to consider a few things to help you prepare.

Let’s start with things you […]

Selecting fish to show.

Although the annual show is more than a month away (I will come back to it and the auction in the next few weeks) the time for preparation is already arriving.

The first thing to consider […]

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