About Us

After fifteen years in the Koi industry Deron Simons formed Select Nishikigoi International in 2007 with the sole intention of supplying high class Koi with a genuine pedigree. There are thousands of outlets in the UK that sell Koi but the majority of these are entry level Koi that have a limited future, but Deron's experience allows him to select 'future' Koi.  Each year he travels to Japan more times than any other UK dealer and these frequent visits enable him to be there when only certain Koi become available.

Select Nishikigoi International has amassed a huge number prizes at Koi Shows in the UK  and around the world including the highest awards possible:

BKKS National Grand Champion, BKKS Baby Champion, BKKS  National young Champion, East Of England Grand Champion, East of England Baby Champion, UK ZNA Grand Champion UK ZNA Jumbo Champion, UK ZNA Adult Champion, South Of England Grand Champion, South of England Jumbo, Mature, and Adult Champion, and finally if the list is not long enough All England Grand Champion, All England Superior Champion, All England Young Champion.   These are just a few of the prizes won by Koi supplied by Select Nishikigoi, with countless other UK prize winning Koi in addition.

Deron's winners at at the All Japan Koi Show are also numerous with many First prizes including the coveted Best in Variety at the All Japan Koi Show, the best Koi show in the world!

With this success came a high demand for Koi selected by Deron and Select Nishikigoi has now exported Koi to fourteen different countries worldwide, including Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, making Select Nishikigoi far more than just an ordinary local dealer, a true International master Koi supplier!

Once you have developed the 'Koi eye' it can be very frustrating to try and improve your knowledge and understanding. This is where Select Nishikigoi International can take you to the next level and beyond!

Being members of the Shinkokai (The Japanese Breeders and Dealers Association) there are years of experience in every aspect of Koi, from Judging at the All Japan Koi Show, raising Tategoi to Show level and Genuine quality Koi selection. With over 25 years of Nishikigoi experience Select Nishikigoi International has the know how to bring the true top level Koi to our shores. 

This experience and understanding of how to raise Koi outside of Japan has been used to design and construct one of the largest professional Koi facilites in the UK.

Select Nishikigoi International boasts 160,000 gallons Japanese Style of water in total. The main Fish House for new arrivals and for quarantining Koi holds approximately 15,000 gallons in 10 ponds.


The Main Fish House

In addition there are six indoor growing ponds all filtered with drum filters and the  patented 'Fluid Shower' system, in total there is around 145,000 gallons in these ponds.

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 2

For those yet to experience a Japanese Koi Farm, this will undoubtedly be the next best thing! In fact we are confident it will be 'as good as'!

 If you want to see how we built the UK's biggest state of the art Koi facility then you can read through the whole build here:


With Deron having visited Japan over eighty times over the last two decades, Select Nishikigoi International has a portfolio of breeders that not only have Koi that are stunning in Japan, but Koi that are also suitable for our British waters. Many Koi that may be very beautiful in Japan, cannot always adapt to water in the UK, it is the knowledge gained over many years that creates the ability to make these judgements.

Buying quality Nishikigoi is not about today, it is about tomorrow. To understand the future in Nishikigoi, you must have an understanding of the past and this only comes from experience. In your search for outstanding Koi, Select Nishikigoi International can be your portal into the world of truly high class Japanese Nishikigoi.

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