Birmingham Charity Fish Auctions

Sunday 2nd December 2018
Royal British Legion - Quinton Branch
211, Worlds End Lane, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 2RX.

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Updates can be put on several times a day just before the auction date.

Doors open 9am.
First Auction around 10.45am.

Entry is £2 per adult but children under 16 are free. All this goes to the charity pot.

Local Amenities
A corner shop is situated over the road from the club.
A Toby Inn is situated a short distance away on the Hagley Road near the petrol Station where you can get full English breakfasts at £4.29 all you can eat. Also a carvery open lunchtime.
An Applegreen petrol station is open on the Hagley Road.
Prices are low.

Please bring change. Pound & 50p coins help our runners.
Change a £20 note for 50p & £1 coins at the bank.
Even £5 notes are useful. It really helps.

As usual lots start at £3 & advance in 50p increments up to £10 where increments go up by £1 per bid.
We do not sell fish below £3. Try & buy a pair of fish or even a dozen eggs for this on Aquabid.
Please contact us for disabled access.

We operate the auctions in our understanding of DEFRA's regulations. To this end viewing
racks are used where fish cannot be picked up or handled during viewing. We were the first auction to start
doing this & are pleased other auctions are now adopting the idea.
Welfare of the fish is our paramount concern.

As always we have charity donation boxes for fish & eggs to be auctioned off. 100% of proceeds to charity.
Just put a pair of fish or some Killifish eggs into the box (on the stage).

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Fill in your auction booking in forms in the comfort of your own fish house & save the hassle on the day...
Download the forms here, print out & fill in at home. Ask us for an auction letter.


Donations boxes
Insulated boxes (with lids) are available on the stage for fish & eggs you wish to donate to charity. 100% of the money made on these items goes straight to the charities pot.
In previous years eggs from overseas have been donated for charity.


Rules of Conduct - Within DEFRA & local Council ruling.

DEFRA ruling & local Council pressure have forced us to adopt a different style of auctioning live fish. Things are changing & the old days are gone.
Our rules are brought about by careful reasoning of the DEFRA & local Council rulings.
We are trying to keep the auction legal & as stress free as possible for the fish.

Fish will be booked in in the usual way but you only need to book your fish in on one entry form. If you bring in 30 lots these will be lots X1 - X30 (for example). List all your entries on this sheet & put stickers (or permanent felt tip mark) relating to your sheet on the fish bags as normal. Then put your fish in your polystyrene boxes/insulated containers on the stage & go & have a cup of tea. Easy as that. Please write labels neatly so auctioneers can read them.
We will take a sample of lots at random to put on the display stand for viewing by all. Depending on entry numbers we will sell a rack at a session & have a short break.
The viewing stand has been designed to display fish in the least stressful manner. We would stress that bags must not be removed or detatched from it.

These are the rules. We are going to be rigid in implimenting them. Entries not meeting these criteria will have to be rejected. No exceptions. Please read CAREFULLY the following:-

#1. No entries will be accepted to auction which are in a distressed state. By this we mean fish looking sickly, showing signs of disease or rolling in the bag etc. Also applies to lots on display or in holding boxes.

#2. We have been to a few auctions in 2016 where fish such as Rift Lake Cichlids etc pairs have been bagged together. Males can & often do kill females if bagged together. ALL aggressive species whatever they are must be bagged seperately. This gets auctions a bad name & buyers get home with dead fish in bags. Please bag your fish wisely.

#3. No entries will be accepted where a fish has died in the bag in transit. This applies to fish bagged seperately & tied together as a pair/trio. Also applies to lots on display or in holding boxes. These bags will be returned to the owner for immediate re-bagging. A single surviving fish will not be auctioned !

#4. Bags should be of sufficient strength to remain inflated. No deflated bags will be auctioned. These will require re-bagging by the owner. If your bag loses air it will be returned to you for attention & not sold. It's in your interests to do the job right.

#5. Where possible bags should be double bagged with the 2nd outer bag inverted so the neck goes into the outer bag first. This 'rounds off' the corners & strengthens the bag. Single bags are OK if they are of sufficient thickness. Single bags should have the corners taped up. Fish do get trapped in these corners & this is a simple step to avoid this area of stress.

These rules are basic common sense in presenting fish to auction.
Many people would like to see open auctions shut down - don't give them an excuse in not bagging your fish up properly.