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Dedicated to the study, propagation & publication of knowledge pertaining to killifish

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British Killifish Association Convention

28th to 30th September 2018

Mercure Hotel, Leeds Road, Wetherby, LS22 5HE


Entry fee £5 per day

Discounted B&B rate: Single £65 / Double £75 per room per night


To book: T. 01937 862918  and only ring the Hotel between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, quoting 'British Killifish Association (BKA)'

(Contacting the Hotel for booking by  other means will cause you problems)


On the Saturday Evening the Association Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place. This will cost £18 if pre-booked with your room, or £22 on arrival.


Lunch on each day can be ordered and paid for at the Bar

All payments are to be made direct to the Hotel (not to the BKA)



Places of Interest

Some of you may wish to visit local beauty spots and places of  interest

Here are just a Few

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Viking Centre

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This year we are proud to welcome our guest speaker - Jaap Vlaming

Jaap is a seasoned killi enthusiast and has undertaken a number of trips to the African continent, collecting many species of the genus Aphyosemion.
















He will provisionally be presenting 3 talks:-


1) The species of the sub-genus Kathetys (Aphyosemion bamilekorum, bualanum, dargei, exiguum and kekemense).


2)  The species of the sub-genus Mesoaphyosemion, or A. cameronense group (Aphyosemion amoenum, cameronense, etsamense, haasi, halleri, maculatum, mimbon, obscurum, raddai).


3) Collecting in Cameroon.


His wealth of knowledge will provide valuable insight into these fascinating groups of fish and the complexities of identifying such closely related species. Spread over both days the talks are just part of what we have to offer


  • Killifish Show


  • Killi Auctions on both days


  • Annual General Meeting - chance to have your say


  • Raffle, Merchandise for sale


  • Dinner and prize-giving


  • Relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time to catch-up with killi friends old and new



The menu for Saturday evening:


Fresh tomato soup with bread selection

Button mushrooms, cream, herbs, garlic and toasted ciabatta

Main course

Roast pork, yorshire pudding ,potatoes, fresh veg

Leek & stilton pot, chestnut and brioche crumb

Steamed haddock with a hollandaise sauce, creamy mash potato


Vanilla cheesecake with a berry compote

Apple crumble and custard



All Show enquiries:



Convention enquiries:  or T.  0790 7300166 

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Past Conventions

To download posters for the event please click on the buttons below.

Convention Poster 1 Convention Poster 2