There we were, Ms Pam and I, driving along the 'country' roads of outer Western Sydney on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We drove by a lot of small farms that grow and sell tomatoes and strawberries and the like direct to passing motorists when we caught the sign for another kind of farm; the Australian Koi Farm. I don't know about eating Koi, but if you love your pet fish large and colourful, then the Australian Koi Farm is a place you should head to.
Owner Hans Boehner, originally from Cologne in Germany, bought his first pair of Japanese Koi 37 years ago and things just got a little out of hand from there. His property at Bringelly is the largest Koi Farm in the southern hemisphere. There are thousands of Koi here of all colours and sizes.
There are tiny fingerlings on sale for $3.00. Increasingly larger fish are available for $50.00, $100.00 and onwards up to $1500.00. Hans is on site to answer your Koi kwestions such as how old is a $100.00 fish? About three according to Hans but his oldest fish on the farm, at 37, is not for sale.