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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Saturday 21st May £1,000 qualifying open Magpie 28 pegs

A full house once again for the Saturday contest! It was very close between the top two with Peterborough rod Martyn Freeman taking the honours with 133.04 all caught shallow and late on in the margins! Runner up and opposite the winner was Mark Pollard who started slowly before having an exceptional last 2 hours catching shallow to the lolly pass from peg 27.
3rd spot went to Boston angler Sean Higginbottom who booked his spot in the August final from unfancied peg 16 who caught shallow on meat and late on down the margins on worms and casters.

Next Saturday's qualifying open is on Jay lake draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm and Bank Holiday Monday's open is on Magpie everyone welcome

1st Martyn Freeman peg 38 133.04lb
JVAC
2nd Mark Pollard peg 27 130.06lb
Dynamite/Matrix
3rd Sean Higginbottom peg 16 81.11lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Roger Gowler peg 17 74.09lb
JVAC/Tackle & Bates
5th Tom Edwards peg 32 74.03lb
Dynamite Baits

Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Magpie 16 pegs

A Good turnout for the increasingly popular midweek contest and magpie fished exceptionally wells itch big weights all round the lake! Match winner was Ben Townsend from peg 33 the ABC baits backed rod caught a few early fish shallow and on meat short at 5m before catching well tight to the pilings on his right on corn and worms. Runner up from peg 22 was Vinny easy who caught early on the feeder tight over before catching some better stamp fish down his left hand margin for 139.14lb

Next Thursday's open is again on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm

1st Ben Townsend peg 33 158.10lb
ABC Bait company
2nd Vinny Easy peg 22 139.14lb
Stanjay Tackle
3rd Tom Cole peg 20 131.10lb
JL Tackle
4th Micheal Brooker peg 31 120.04lb
MCM Displays
5th graham Welton peg 05 115.10lb
Stanjay Tackle

Weds over 60's open 13 pegs jay Lake

Using corn and pellet down the margins was ST Neots rod Tony Watling who put together a very impressive 148.08lb of carp upto 3lb and lots of brown goldfish and f1s from peg 09.
All the back up weight were close with Chris Saunders taking the runner up spot with 87.00lb all on his favoured catmeat!

Next weds over 60's is again on Jay Lake draw 8.30 fishing 10.30-4.30pm
Everyone over 60 welcome!

1st Tony Watling peg 09 148.08lb
2nd Chris Saunders peg 33 87.00lb
3rd John Belshaw peg 26 83.00lb
4th Dennis peg 47 80.03lb
5th John Millard peg 28 79.00lb
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Sat 14th May £1,000 qualifying final open match 28 pegs

A vast drop in temperature for today's contest! And a full lake was always going to make for a close competitive match. Just taking the win was dynamite baits backed youngster Tom Edwards who came out on top from the peg to peg battle with Corby rod Lee marrow.
Lee's 124.14lb bag of pellet shallow tactics feel agonisingly short of toms paste and pellet shallow caught haul of 125.10
(One more fish Lee!) 3rd spot went to meat master Ben Townsend from peg 07 down the margins for 106.08lb

Next Saturday's open is again on magpie booking is essential!!

1st Tom EDwards peg 26 125.10lb
Dynamite Baits
2nd Lee Marlow peg 27 124.14lb
Bagem
3rd Ben Townsend peg 07 106.08lb
ABC Bait Company
4th Tony Evans peg 34 99.14lb
Spalding
5th Tony mcGregor peg 32 90.04lb
Tackle & Bates

Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Jay lake 13 pegs

A strong side wind made presentation difficult but Tony watling made no mistake from peg 33 to catch carp of all sizes on corn for a very respectable 118.02lb
Runner up was Peterborough based painter and decorator Martyn freeman who fished 2+2 on meat for 104.14lb and booking his place in the final in August!

Next Thursday's open is on Magpie draw 9am in the cafe everyone welcome

1st Tony Watling peg 33 118.02
Stanjays
2nd Martyn Freeman peg 45 104.14lb
JVAC
3rd Kevin Watkins peg 15 99.10lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Vinny Easy peg 42 82.04lb
Stan jays

Weds over 60's Magpie 12 pegs

Taking the win was cat meat man Kev peacock with 116.14lb

1st Kevin Peacock peg 35 116.14lb
2nd John Belshaw peg 16 101.04lb
3rd Roger Abbott peg 31 99.06lb
4th Roy Whincup peg 7 94.06lb

Next weds over 60's open is to be fished on Jay lake draw 8.30
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Saturday £1,000 qualifying open Magpie lake 22 pegs

Another close match on magpie which saw back to back saturday wins for Mark Pollard! from peg 3 he fished shallow towards the pads and meat at 5m too just pip current England ladies angler Abbi Kendall who also fished meat short and shallow. third spot was Steve Clarke from peg 02

next saturdays open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm booking is essential!

1st Mark Pollard peg 03 157.12lb
Dynamite Baits
2nd Abbi Kendall peg 01 151.08lb
MAP/Sensas MK1
3rd Steve Clarke peg 03 147.10lb
Maver Image
4th Goeff Arnold peg 05 140.08lb
Hooked Newmarket

Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Jay Lake 13 pegs

On his first outing on jay lake Vinny easy made no istake from peg 28 were he fished meat tight over and pellet and corn in the margins to catch carp pushing the 3-4lb stamp for a convincing win with 108.12lb total.
Runner up from peg 11 was kev turner were he caught on meat and pellet and corn short for 96.10lb
next thursdays open is again on Jay Lake draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome

1st Vinny Easy peg 28 108.12lb
stanjay tackle
2nd Kevin Turner peg 11 96.10lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Tony Dawson peg 33 83.08lb
Bait-Tech
4th John Cartwright peg 09 78.12lb
Tackle & Bates

Weds over 60's open Jay 11 pegs

Once again taking top spot in the overs match was John Belshaw from peg 19 he used his favoured pellet and corn actics to take the win!

1st John Belshaw peg 19 101.04lb
2nd Roy Whincup peg 23 79.08lb
3rd Chris Saunders peg 25 69.14lb
next weds over 60's open is on magpie draw 9am fishing 10-4pm everyone over 60 welcome

Monday Bank Holiday qualifying open Magpie 28 pegs

The slight rise temperature definitely made the fish more active and once again magpie doesn't disappoint! Despite a Sell out for today's qualify open it fished fantastic!
One angler that never seems to fail at the venue is Boston based angler Gavin butler! After drawing golden peg 38 there was no stopping him with a very very impressive 251.08lb Return! Fishing banded 6mm pellet 2ft deep he caught 89 carp tight to the remerging lilies to walk away with £340.
Runner up was Yaxely based angler Si Dow were from peg 35 he fished shallow long and dead maggots down the right hand margin to amass 163.00lb and take the qualifying spot!
A tight finish for 3rd with Dan hall sneaking ahead of dan Abbott with 133.00lb all caught down the margin.
Over the 28 anglers fishing there was 11 weights over 90lb!
Next Saturday's open is on magpie with both weds over 60's and Thursdays qualifying open on Jay Lake

1st Gavin Butler peg 38 251.08lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Si Dow peg 35 163.00lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Dan Hall peg 31 133.00lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Dan Abbott peg 11 132.07lb
JVAC
5th Barry Mason peg 04 126.02lb
Guru/Bagem
6th Rob Wright peg 13 118.06lb
Garbolino/hot rods
7th Alex Bates peg 20 116.00lb
Tackle & Bates

Sorry no pictures as my phone has given up!
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Evening matches starting 27th May to help raise some money for the England Ladies team!
For more information contact Us on 07824878492
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England Ladies Evening Series at Rookery Waters, Pidley

May 27, 2016, 4:45pm

Rookery Waters Fishing Lakes

I will be runing an evening series on a Friday evening starting on Friday 27th May to raise funds for the England Ladies Team. Draw 4.45pm-5.00pm Fish 5.30-8.30pm (times to change as evenings get long...

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Monday Bank Holiday qualifying open Magpie 28 pegs

The slight rise temperature definitely made the fish more active and once again magpie doesn't disappoint! Despite a Sell out for today's qualify open it fished fantastic!

One angler that never seems to fail at the venue is Boston based angler Gavin butler! After drawing golden peg 38 there was no stopping him with a very very impressive 251.08lb Return! Fishing banded 6mm pellet 2ft deep he caught 89 carp tight to the remerging lilies to walk away with £340.
Runner up was Yaxely based angler Si Dow were from peg 35 he fished shallow long and dead maggots down the right hand margin to amass 163.00lb and take the qualifying spot!
A tight finish for 3rd with Dan hall sneaking ahead of dan Abbott with 133.00lb all caught down the margin.
Over the 28 anglers fishing there was 11 weights over 90lb!

Next Saturday's open is on magpie with both weds over 60's and Thursdays qualifying open on Jay Lake

1st Gavin Butler peg 38 251.08lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Si Dow peg 35 163.00lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Dan Hall peg 31 133.00lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Dan Abbott peg 11 132.07lb
JVAC
5th Barry Mason peg 04 126.02lb
Guru/Bagem
6th Rob Wright peg 13 118.06lb
Garbolino/hot rods
7th Alex Bates peg 20 116.00lb
Tackle & Bates

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Rookery Waters fixtures

Fixtures

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Match & Catch Results

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Gallery

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