Size of Pond: 45,000 litres- gunite construction.
Year Certified as Judge: 1993-1995 SAKKS Trainee Judge. 1996 became a SAKKS Certified Judge. 1998 became a ZNA Local Certified Judge and in 2007 a ZNA Assistant Certified Judge.

Years in Hobby: Since 1990 to date.( 24 years)
Affiliated Club and how many years: South African Koi Keepers Society (23 years) and ZNA ( 21 years);
Positions held in clubs: SAKKS National Committee member ( 1994-2000,) Chairman of SAKKS National ( 1995-1998) , Chairman SAKKS KwaZulu Natal Chapter (2001 –2011), Chairman SAKKS Judges Standards Committee ( 2006-2012) Vice-Chairman of SAKKS Judges Standards Committee (2013- to date) .
Other koi related activities : Written articles for various koi magazines.Developed presentation material for SAKKS Judges Training Programme. 
Accomplishments: Awarded SAKKS Honorary Life Membership (2006) . Lifetime Achievement Award from SAKKS ( 2012).
Additional information
Mike has been in the koi hobby since 1990 and has judged in koi shows in South Africa, Holland, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, USA, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Thailand and Philippines. 
Mike is also a serious collector of koi club and show pins and a co-founder of the International Koi Pin Club along with Toen Feyen, Bernie Woollands, Norman Call and the late Vincent Chiu.

Mike and his wife, Kim, currently reside in Ballito, South Africa.