Nishikigoi of Niigata Pond Pull
While technically this wasn't a ZNA Potomac event, there were 6 members from the club that made the trip down to Midlothian VA to check out the action at Ray Abel's pond pull so we thought it was worth covering on the website.
The event was well attended as seen here in this overview
Here is club member Carolyn Frady anxiously awaiting the
start of the pond pull.
With much fanfare Ray Abel heads down to the pond amidst
cheers from the crowd.
The pond has been lowered and koi can been seen swimming in
the low water such as this asagi.
The net has been drug from one end to the other and the
After the koi were pulled from the pond they were moved to
Member Doris Poppe watches as a kohaku is delivered to it's
Here is Doris again running for cover as a massive hi utsuri
is brought in.
Here is a shot of one of the tanks. 20-30 koi were pulled
from the pond that day.
With the pull complete it was time for a lunch break. Lunch
was provided for everyone attending. Seen here is the Poppe's and the Frady's
There were many fine koi for sale.
It was an exciting day but it was time to leave so we lined
up for one last shot and hit the road. Seen here left to right is are members
Chuck Poppe, Jimmy North, Carolina North, Carolyn Frady, Mike Frady and Doris
Poppe (yours truly was taking the picture).