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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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Rookery waters match results

Sat 16th winter qualifying open Magpie & Jay lakes 34 pegs

Anglers competing in the penultimate qualifier found the conditions extremely challenging to say the least!!

A warm wind pushing towards Match winner Richard Bond helped him catch very well late in the edges to blitz the match.
Using corn and pellet he put 160.14lb onto the scales from peg 09 on Magpie.

Runner up and top on rod On jay lake was Dennis page from peg 27 he caught carp 1-6lb on corn for 82.08lb

3rd spot due to continental payout was Simon Godfrey from peg 5 on Magpie he caught at 8m with maggots to catch a mixture of smaller carp for 90.02lb

4th overall was the one and only Tony Mcgregor from favoured peg 11 in jay he caught well on maggots across for 70.04lb

Top 5 overall continental payout

1st Richard Bond Tri-cast
160.14lb Magpie peg 09
2nd dennis Page Tackle & Bates 80.02lb Jay peg 27
3rd Simon Godfrey Tackle & Bates
90.02lb Magpie peg 05
4th Tony Mcgregor Tackle & Bates
70.04lb Peg 11 jay
5th Paul Walters Tackle & Bates
80.06lb Peg 13 Magpie

Next Saturday and Sunday is the winter final 2019!
No open match
Draw for the final is 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm £1,000 to the winner!!

List of qualified anglers below if you are on the list and cannot make it please get in contact asap.

Ben townsend,Josh Pace,Tim Bates,Dave Rawlings,Richard Bond,Shep,Geoff arnold,Polly,Vinny Easy,Simon Easy,Dennis Page,Bracey,Jamie McGuire,Adam Playford,Rob Heath,Kev Shellie,Roger Gowler,Ashley Prestige,Neil Smith,James Boughton,James Wilkinson,Jimmy Brooks,sean higginbottom,Mark Cross,David Adams,Dale Smith,Cliff Adams,Tom Edwards,Stephen Roslyn,simon Godfrey, Paul Walters,bob Coulson,Daniel clarke,tony Mcgregor,steve clarke and keith Gardner
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This Saturday is the last chance to qualify for our Winter Two day final with £1,000 paid to the winner!!

Magpie and jay lakes are being used this Saturday with 6 spaces up for grabs!! 3 on each lake.

Draw 8.45-9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm £23 all in
3x golden pegs up for grabs 2x @ £200 1x £140

list of names who have qualified below if i have missed anyone or you cannot make the final 23/24th March get in contact asap.

Ben townsend,Josh Pace,Tim Bates,Dave Rawlings,Richard Bond,Shep,Geoff arnold,Polly,Vinny Easy,Simon Easy,Dennis Page,Bracey,Jamie McGuire,Adam Playford,Rob Heath,Kev Shellie,Neil Kidd,Roger Gowler,Ashley Prestige,Neil Smith,James Boughton,James Wilkinson,Jimmy Brooks,sean higginbottom,Mark Cross,David Adams,Dale Smith,Cliff Adams,Tom Edwards,Stephen Roslyn
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Rookery waters winter qualifying open Sat 9th March 34 pegs

Despite the treacherous conditions a good turnout once again and very close weights showing the fish are starting spread out for the latest qualifier fished on Magpie & Jay.

Magpie was the favourable lake before the draw because it offers more shelter for those lucky enough to draw it? But despite this match winner David Adams produced the goods from a very windy Jay lake!

Using corn at 2+2 david caught carp 2-4lb steadily for a 86.01lb total to just beat Boston Angler Sean Higginbottom from peg 30 on Magpie who caught a mixed bag of stocky carp and a few late edge fish to sneak magpie lake victory.

3rd overall was Norfolk rod Jack gill from peg 2 on jay using a mixture of soft pellet and maggot to catch F1's carp and smaller stocky carp for a busy days total of 79.08lb .

4th overall due to the continental payout that we use when 2 lakes are being used was Cambridgeshire angler Vinny Easy from Magpie who fished maggots short at 6/7m for 83.10lb.

Overall results based on continental Payout

1st David Adams peg 38 Jay 86.01lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Sean Higginbottom peg 30 Magpie 84.11lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Jack Robert Gill peg 2 jay 79.08lb
Angling direct
4th Vinny Easy peg 34 Magpie 83.10lb
Cromwell Lake
5th Cliff Adams peg 13 jay 78.12lb
Tackle & Bates

Next Saturday's penultimate qualifying open is again on Magpie & Jay draw 8.45-9am
Fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome more spaces up for grabs!!
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Rookery waters over 60's open match Jay lake 20 pegs

Typical windy Wednesday weather! Making the numbers lower than last week.

Top spot and back to back wins in the over 60's opens for Roy Whincup.
Maggot down the middle and 3/4 over for a mixed bag of F1's and carp for 95.08lb
Runner up was Harry Thompson from peg 16 with 71.14 on maggots just 3 ounces short was ever consistent Alan Owen from peg 11

Next weds over 60's will be fished on Raven lake draw 8.30 fishing 10.00-3.30pm everyone over 60 welcome.

1st Roy Whincup peg 44 95.08lb
2nd Harry Thompson peg 16 71.14lb
3rd Alan Owen peg 11 71.11lb
4th Chris Saunders peg 13 63.01lb
5th Will Hadley peg 47 60.10lb
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Rookery Waters Open Match results

Winter qualifying open Saturday 02nd march 2019

Superb turnout for the latest qualifying open with 41 anglers split across Raven and Jay lake.
Close weights all round on both lakes but match winner James wilkinson caught steadily all day on maggots from peg 13 on jay for a fine 84..01lb winning bag which included a carp around the 15lb mark.
Runner up from Raven lake peg 23 was Preston innovations backed SUPER Jimmy brooks were he started on bread across for a quick start before moving to maggots in 3ft of water to catch stocky carp and F1's to finish with 69.00lb
3rd spot went to Matrix & Spotted finns Ben Townsend from peg 11 on jay he found the carp in a tricky mood to just edge Mark pollard out of the frame with 66.04lb
4th overall was Dave Rawlings from peg 18 on Raven who caught small F1's on soft pellet.

Next Saturday's qualifying open is on Magpie and Jay lake everyone welcome draw 8.45 fishing 10.30-4.00pm still have 3 golden pegs to be won! 2 currently at £200

Look out this week as we will be releasing deatails anout our May 2 day festival 2019!!!

Top 5 overall

1st James wilkinson peg 13 Jay 84.01lb
Anglers corner
2nd Jimmy Brooks peg 23 Raven 69.00lb
Preston innovations/sonu baits
3rd Ben Townsend peg 11 jay 66.04lbs
Matrix/spotted fin
4th Dave Rawlings peg 18 Raven 52.12lb
Tackle & Bates
5th Mark pollard peg 28 jay 60.10lb
Matrix/hinders/stanjay

Weds over 60's magpie lake 28 pegs

A tough match for most fishing the weekly over 60's contest but out on top was Warboys angler Roy Whincup from peg 33 he opted for a waggler approach which proved a successful with level 65.00
Runner up was Micheal curtis from peg 08 catching on soft pellet,corn and maggots on the long pole!!

Next weds over 60's open is on jay lake draw 8.30am fishing 10-3.30pm
Everyone over 60 welcome!!
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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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