Fishing Lakes in Cambridgeshire

About Rookery Waters

Rookery Waters is located within Rookery Farm, just outside Pidley, near St Ives. The family have farmed the 230 acre mixed farm (arable and beef) since the 1970’s and now run the fishery alongside it.

Rookery Waters began in 2002 when the family decided to change a water storage reservoir into a popular fishing lake; Rook. Since then, they have gone on to build four more lakes with varying features, catering for both pleasure and match fishing. In 2015 construction finished on The Rookery Café and Tackle and Bates Shop.

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This weeks Winter Qualifying Open is on Magpie & Raven Lakes Draw 8.45 in the Cafe
evryone welcome!
2 Spaces up for grabs and 3x golden pegs 2x capped at £200 each
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4 days ago

Rookery Waters Fishing Lakes, Cafe & Caravan Park

www.facebook.com/121944007819640/posts/2730234313657250/TV’s Mr Angling John Wilson has died following a stroke at his home in Thailand.

Famous for bringing fishing to mainstream TV in the 80’s with his popular Go Fishing series that went on to run for over a decade, Londoner John was no mean angler either with a string of massive fish both at home and abroad to his credit with roach remaining his favourite species.

Often controversial with views on water abstraction and predation in the UK, John moved to Thailand in 2013 and passed away surrounded by his family and friends. He was 75. Angling Times is preparing a special tribute issue and will update this story over the coming days.

Rest in Peace John.
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5 days ago

Rookery Waters Fishing Lakes, Cafe & Caravan Park

As hard as mother nature tries to slow the fish down, they still keep feeding exceptionally well with both match and pleasure catches well above average for the time of year.

Wednesday the 7th of November - Over 60's Open - Jay Lake - 17 fished

The 17 anglers who fished Wednesdays Over 60's Open on Jay lake was fished in what can only be described as a typical autumnal day, with heavy showers and sunshine dictating the conditions, making the going far from easy for those on the bank.

Will Hadley took top spot from peg 16, with a very hard earned 97lbs 08ozs, all caught on bread fished to the far bank and near margins. Kevin Sands on peg 2 found the better fish on the far shelf to put 88lbs 4ozs, with third on the day going to Adrian hunter on peg 11 putting 79lbs on the scales.

Results

1 - Will Hadley - Peg 16 - 97lbs 08ozs
2 - Kevin Sands - Peg 2 - 88lbs 4ozs
3 - Adrian Hunter - Peg 11 - 79lbs 00ozs
4 - Bob Coulson - Peg 19 - 61lbs 04ozs

Next Wednesdays over 60’s open will be fished on Raven Lake, draw at the Cafe at 08.30, fish 10.00 – 15.00, all welcome

Saturday the 10th of November - Teams of Three Winter League - Round Two - Jay, Magpie & Raven Lakes - 39 Fished

The 39 anglers competing in round two of the Teams of Three Winter League, had to compete on a day that produced absolutely miserable autumnal weather, with heavy rain being the major factor on the day. The temperatures reach a very decent 10 degrees but how would the large volume of cold rain water affect the lakes performance on the day.

however, the heavy rain didn't affect the days sport on all three lakes, with only a select few finding the going really hard on the day, with several weights over 100lbs being recorded by. The tactics on the day were simply, maggots or 4mm expander on the hook, with either dead maggot, micro pellet and groundbait, all producing well but the method that is now coming into its own is dobbing bread with big weights always possible from the right areas.

Jay Lake
1 - Wayne Shepherd - Pools Fodder - Peg 41 - 138lbs 10ozs
2 - Richard Bond - Hinders Select - Peg 23 - 103lbs 00ozs
3 - Tom Edwards - Preston - Peg 6 - 98lbs 00ozs
4 - Andrew Kleen - Finn - Peg 30 - 74lbs 00ozs

Magpie Lake
1 - Jimmy Brooks - Preston - Peg 7 - 169lbs 11ozs
2 - Ricky Aswell - SAS - Peg 30 - 128lbs 11ozs
3 - Nigel Fawkes - Finn - Peg 2 - 112lbs 03ozs
4 - Cliff Adams - Hinders Select - Peg 10 - 110lbs 15ozs

Raven Lake
1 - James Taylor - Harlow Angling - Peg 16 - 95lbs 12ozs
2 - Adam Playford - Preston - Peg 21 - 73lbs 10ozs
3 - Dennis Page - Finn - Peg 6 - 70lbs 12ozs
4 - Tony Mcgregor - Moaners - Peg 4 - 70lbs 06ozs

Team Points
01 - Preston - 6 points
02 - Team Fin - 10 Points
03 - Harlow Angling - 13 Points
04 - Pools Foder B - 14 Points
Hinders Select - 14 Points
06 - SAS - 18 Points
07 - Moaners - 25 Points
Tackle & Bates - 25 Points
Jasons Finest - 25 Points
10 - Guru - 26 Points
11 - Hooked Newmarket - 30 Points
12 - Rookery Waters - 33 Points
13 - Coffin Dodgers - 34 Points

The Next Saturdays Winter Qualifier is on the 17th of November and will be fished on Magpie & Raven Lakes (dependant on numbers),
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2 weeks ago

Rookery Waters Fishing Lakes, Cafe & Caravan Park

The more settled weather of the past week has seen a vast improvement in the form of all the lakes at Rookery, with both the pleasure and match anglers catching plenty of fish.

For the results from Wednesday's Over 60's Open, click on the following link;
www.rookerywaters.co.uk/wednesday-the-31st-of-october-over-60s-open-magpie-lake-21-fished/

Next Wednesdays over 60’s open will be fished on Jay Lake, draw at the Cafe at 08.30, fish 10.00 – 15.00, all welcome

For the results from Saturday's Winter Qualifier, simply click on the link below;
www.rookerywaters.co.uk/saturday-the-3rd-of-november-winter-qualifier-jay-raven-lakes-32-fished/

NO OPEN ON SATURDAY THE 10TH OF NOVEMBER, AS THE TEAMS OF THREE WINTER SERIES IS TAKING PLACE

The Next Saturdays Winter Qualifier is on the 17th of November and will be fished on Magpie & Raven Lakes (dependant on numbers),
draw at the Cafe at 08.30, fish 10.15AM til 3.15pm
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Fixtures

Upcoming fishing match fixtures at Rookery Waters.

Match & Catch Results

The latest match & catch results.

Gallery

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