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 15th October Magpie winter qualifying open 25pegs

Making it back to back wins at the fishery was st Neots based angler Tony Watling using his favoured corn approach at 5 joints to catch carp to 3lb for a fine 123.10lb winning return!
Running him close was travelling partner Mark Pollard from peg 13 where he caught steadily on soft pellet on the deck at 6m and 11m to catch a similar stamp to the winner!

Next Saturday's winter qualifying open is to be fished on Jay lake draw 9am fishing 10.20-4.30pm everyone welcome! Two golden pegs up for grabs with one at £200

1st Tony Watling peg 35 123.10lb
2nd Mark Pollard peg 13 122.02lb
Matrix/Dynamite Baits
3rd Jason Fulcher peg 27 85.12lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Geoff Arnold peg 25 78.12lb
Hooked Newmarket
5th Ricky Ashwell peg 18 77.02lb
Tackle & Bates

Weds over 60's open magpie 17 pegs

From peg 3 Tony watling was the clear winner with 131.12lball taken on corn! Close weight behind with John Belshaw just ahead with 92.06lb on the pellet at 7m

Next weds over 60's open is again on magpie draw 9am in the cafe everyone over 60 welcome!

1st Tony Watling peg 03 131.12lb
2nd JohnBelshaw peg 09 92.06lb
3rd Kevin Peacock peg 17 83.10lb
4th Andy Dillay peg 07 83.04lb
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Sat winter qualifying open magpie lake 23 pegs
Taking the honours using a simple pellet approach was Newmarket rod Geoff Arnold taking 33 fish to full ounces short of the 100lb barrier.runner up with some better stamp fish was Vinny easy from peg 22 on meat.

Next Saturday's open is again on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!

1st Geoff Arnold peg 32 99.14lb
2nd Vinny Easy peg 22 90.12lb
3rd Tony Mcgregor peg 11 74.00lb
4th Sean Coaten peg 05 69.04lb

Weds over 60's open magpie 20 pegs
Another good turnout for the midweek contest with the top 5 really close!
Bedford angler Andy dillay had the top weight from peg 04 using red maggots in the margins!

1st Andy Dillay peg 04 97.08lb
2nd pete Holland peg 27 97.00lb
3rd John Belshaw peg 08 84.12lb
4th Kevin Peacock peg 22 83.10lb

Both Saturday's and weds opens are on magpie

Please not the Magpie lake match record holder Kevin Peacock now has extended his record with a very impressive 329.04lb!!!!!
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Sat 01st October winter qualifying open Magpie 18 pegs
Venue regular Kevin Peacock showed the rest of the field the way forward with a very well earned 162.14lb return Making it a hat-trick of wins!
Using his favoured catmeat over pellet approach in the margins to catch carp upto 5lb
Runner up was Cambridge rod Vinny easy who caught on pellets for 139.10lb

Next Saturday's qualifying open is again on Magpie Draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!

1st Kevin Peacock peg 27 162.14lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Vinny Easy peg 34 139.10lb
3rd John Belshaw peg 01 116.14lb
Tackle & Bates
4th GRaham Welton peg 05 112.02lb
5th Simon Godfrey peg 31 112.00lb
Tackle & Bates

Thursday open Magpie lake

Smashing weights in the midweek contest with the top 3 all catching on catmeat!

1st Kevin Peacock peg 25 256.10lb
2nd John Cartwright peg 27 244.08lb
3rd Dave Rawlings peg 38 150.04lb
4th Tony Watling peg 22 145.12lb

Next Thursday open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm

Weds over 60's open Magpie

From unfancied peg 07 Kevin peacock showed his big weight expertise with a fine 162.04lb
1st Kevin Peacock peg 07 162.04lb
2nd Chris Saunders peg 17 124.04lb
3rd Dave Lack peg 05 97.12lb
4th Roger Abbott peg 20 96.00lb

Next weds contest is on Magpie again draw 9am fishing 10-4pm
Everyone over 60 welcome
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Sat winter two day final qualifying open

19 anglers for today's open on magpie with the wind blowing towards the car park end most anglers wanted a high or low number draw!
From peg 27 in the car park Tackle & Bates Backed angler Simon Godfrey just edged Chris Saunders by 10 oz to take the win and more importantly the £200 golden peg!!! Using pellet and meat shallow and down his left hand margins the Whittlesey based rod total of 204.12 was worth £290
Runner up Chris Saunders fished his favoured catmeat approach at 2+2 to catch 66 carp to agonisingly fall short with 204.02lb
Third spot and continuing his rich vain of form was John Cartwright from peg 20 using catmeat over pellet down the edge.

Next Saturday's open is again on magpie lake draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!! Still a golden peg worth £132

1st Simon Godfrey peg 27 204.12lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Chris Saunders peg 01 204.02lb
3rd John Cartwright peg 20 188.14lb
4th Tony Dawson peg 29 140.10lb
5th Dave Rawlings peg 02 135.12lb

Weds over 60's open Raven Lake

A change of lake for the over 60's and another close match with the ever consistent John Belshaw taking the win from peg 22 with carp and small f1's on pellet and corn for 78.06lb
Roger Abbott was second with 65.08lb all caught on soft pellet.

Next weds over 60's open is on magpie draw 9am fishing 10-4pm everyone over 60 welcome.

1st John Belshaw peg 22 78.06lb
2nd Roger Abbott peg 24 65.08lb
3rd Micheal Curtis peg 20 47.10lb
4th Keith Rayment peg 16 32.00lb
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Rookery Waters fixtures


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Match & Catch Results

Match & Catch Results

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Rookery Waters gallery


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