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About Rookery Waters

Rookery Waters is an established day-ticket fishery consisting of five coarse fishing lakes located in the quiet Cambridgeshire countryside. The lakes are well stocked with Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Barbell and Chub; available for match and pleasure anglers. On site is a large tackle shop Tackle and Bates, run by Alex Bates, an experienced match angler, with all major brands and equipment available.

Freshly cooked traditional English breakfasts can be enjoyed by anglers and other visitors in Rookery Café, open daily and also serving snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Our CL Caravan sit overlooks Rook lake and our two hectare reed bed conservation area, with stunning views of the rural Huntingdonshire countryside behind.

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Easter Bank Holiday Monday Open Match Results

Blistering weather and superb fishing for the 43 anglers competing in the summer qualifying open on Magpie and Raven Lakes

With the warmer nights/mornings the fishing has really turned up a notch! Magpie is renowned for its big weights and it didn't disappoint with 18 weights over 100lb and 5 over 200lb no surprise when the overall winner came from this lake.

Magpie lake

Norfolk angler Jack Gill was the only angler over the 300lb barrier who took the win from peg 03 using standard shallow tactics towards the Lilly pads and a few better fish on maggots in the margins later on!
Lake runner il was Adam Playford from peg 31 (£200 golden Peg) he mugged fish early before switching to the edges with maggots and damp micros to finish on 285.02lb
Third on the lake was Matrix backed Ben Townsend from peg 23 with 228.12lb

Raven Lake

Lake winner and second in The continental payout was Tom Edwards from peg 06 he caught mainly mirrors 2-3lb in pellets across and a very good last hour down his left hand edge to smash the lake with 161.02lb.
Next peg to tom was Mark cross who fished maggots down the track to finish with 130.08 to just finish ahead of Hot rods angler Neil Adcock from peg 29 he put 129.11 onto the scales
Of mainly small F1's.

Overall results Continental Payout

1st Jack Gill peg 2 Magpie 307.08lb
Angling Direct Norwich
2nd Tom Edwards peg 06 Raven 161.02lb
Frenzee/Dynamite Baits
3rd Adam Playford peg 31 Magpie 285.02lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Mark Cross peg 4 Raven 130.08lb
Tackle & Bates
5th Ben Townsend peg 23 Magpie 228.12lb
Matrix/spotted Finn
6th Neil Adcock peg 29 Raven 129.11lb
Browning Hot Rods

Thursday Summer Qualifying open is on Raven Draw 8.45-9am everyone welcome! £25 all in

Saturday's open is on Magpie and Jay depending on numbers everyone welcome!

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Rookery Waters Open match Results

Sat 20th April Summer qualifying open 57 pegs Magpie,jay and Raven lakes

A brilliant attendance and stunning weather for the Easter weekend 🐣
Which makes a change from the usual wet and windy easter bank holiday weekends!

Magpie lake

Overall winner today was Matrix Backed Ross Harold from Magpie peg 12 he caught well shallow with pellets before catching well in the edges to book his place in the August final and take the outright match win! with 241.02lb
Runner up was Josh pace from peg 4 he caught on maggots in both edges and some pellet fish short to just edge ahead of MAP backed angler jason Collins who fished a very good match from peg 17 to finish on 205lb and 201lb respectively.

Jay Lake

Runner up overall and taking the jay lake win was Gavin Butler from peg 35 he fished tight over to catch 26 carp and a bonus 8lb barbel for 139.14lb runner up on the lake was Jimmy brooks from peg 27 he caught steadily on banded pellet shallow and some late edge fish for 119.12lb third on the lake was Tony watling snr from peg 31 catching on corn 🌽 for 108.00lb

Raven lake

3rd overall due to the continental payout and Raven lake winner was kings Lynn Based rod Adam Playford from peg 01 he alternated between the corner and tight over using maggots to finish with 94.14lb just ahead of Richard bond from peg 16 who finished with 91.13lb
Third on the lake leading a host of 70lb plus weight was Wayne shepherd from peg 09 who finished with 79.06lb

Next Saturday's summer qualifying open is on Magpie and jay lake depending on numbers booking in is essential!

THURSDAY 25th Summer qualifying open Raven lake draw

Bank holiday Monday open qualifying open Magpie and Raven lakes

Draw 8.45-9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm
£25 all in
Contact Tackle & Bates 07824878492

Overall result

1st Ross Harold peg 12 Magpie 241.02lb
2nd Gavin Butler peg 35 Jay 139.14lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Adam Playford peg 01 Raven 94.14lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Josh Pace peg 04 Magpie 205.08lb
Bagem/Tackle & Bates
5th Jimmy Brooks peg 27 jay 119.12lb
Preston innovations/Sonu Baits
6th Richard Bond peg 16 Raven 91.13lb
Tri-Cast/peg 1 Bait

Weds over 60's open Jay lake 26 pegs

Pole repair man Will Hadley put a fine 140.08lb onto the scales in the latest midweek over 60's
Using maggots in the age he caught lots of carp and F1's

Next weds over 60's open is on Magpie draw 8.30 fishing 10-4pm £11 all in

1st Will Hadley peg 11 140.08lb
2nd Steve Clark peg 26 111.00lb
3rd Brian Yorke peg 35 89.12lb
4th Adrian Hinter peg 37 88.00lb
5th Vic German peg 45 75.06lb
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Rookery waters open Match results

Sat 13/04/19

Magpie & Raven Lakes (45 Pegs)

A very Sharp overnight frost put pay to the big weights but a fair match leaving many of the anglers feeling they could have done better?

Raven lake

The Overall winner of the match was Josh Pace who is having a good run at the fishery!
From peg 11 on Raven he caught in depths from 2ft-3ft in various spots around his peg to catch a mixture of carp and small F1's for 105.00lb. In maggots.
Runner up on Raven lake was Tom Edwards from peg 14 he caught mainly carp averaging 1-3lb tight across on maggots and pellets for 100.10lb
3rd on Raven lake was Jimmy brooks with 75.06lb a quick start on the bread before switching to pellet across to produced the goods.

Jay Lake

Lake winner and second overall was Roger Gowler from peg 13 the same peg he drew the previous week he made no mistakes this time! Using simple dobbing tactics he caught 30-35 carp for 91.10lb.
Runner up on the lake was Peg one backed Vince Cross from peg 17 he caught on corn over micros across and a few later on down the edge for 88.08lb. Third on the lake was simon Godfrey from peg 28 with 76.06lb

Overall results continental payout

1st Josh Pace peg 11 jay 105.00lb
Bagem/Tackle & Bates
2nd Roger Gowler peg 13 Jay 91.10lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Tom Edwards peg 14 Raven 100.10
Dynamite baits/Frenzee
4th Vince cross peg 17 jay 88.08lb
Peg one baits
5th Jimmy Brooks peg 05 Raven 75.06
Preston innovations/sonu baits
6th Simon Godfrey peg 28 jay 76.06lb
Tackle & Bates

Sunday 14/04/19 Magpie lake (22 pegs)

A rare Sunday qualifying open match at the fishery and another heavy frost greeted those fishing and a slow start was expected!

Overall winner was Mark Pollard when he drew peg 36 he was always going to be hard to beat. 6 hours later and he blitzed the match with 189.06lb fishing towards the lilies which are starting to reappear.
Runner up was Simon Godfrey from peg 33 on the end of the island he caught at 5m and long on pellets for 130.06lb third spot and just out of the qualifying places was Kettering based rod Rab Egan from peg 11 he fished in the shallow water next to the empty platform on peg 10 to put 116.08lb onto the scales.

Overall results

1st Mark Pollard peg 36 189.06lb
2nd Simon Godfrey peg 33 130.06lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Rab Egan peg 11 116.08lb
Rab dab bricklaying
4th Stephen Daniels peg 06 111.00lb
Tackle & Bates
5th Geoff Arnold peg 14 110.12lb
Hooked Newmarket

Weds 10/04/19 over 60's open match (31 pegs)

Superb attendance for the over 60's on Magpie lake first visit to the fishery since is usual winter break was Clive Robinson the Stevenage rod caught some clonking fish in his edge for a superb 144.12lb just ahead of steve Clark with 133.10lb on casters.

Overall result

1st clive Robinson peg 14 144.12lb
2nd steve Clark peg 33 133.10lb
3rd Jim Garraty peg 12 88.07lb
4th Alan Owen peg 30 70.08lb

Next Saturday's open is again on Raven & Jay

Bank holiday open match Magpie and Raven

Draw times for the qualifying opens are 8.45-9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm £25 all in and 3x golden pegs with to standing at £200 everyone welcome

Weds over 60's
Jay lake draw 8.30 fish 10-4pm £11 all in

Deposits are still due for the Guru festival 4/5th may so please remember to get paid up.

To book in for any matches or info
Contact Tackle & Bates 07824878492
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Great weekend with fab guests staying on our Caravan and Motorhome CL site. Shame the weather wasn’t a little warmer. Thank you for this footage Paul and Sarah Mitcham 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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Rookery waters open match results

Sat 06/04/19

Superb attendance for the latest qualifying open with Jay and Magpie lakes being used and good to see lots of new faces at the fishery!

Most of the anglers fancied Magpie lake to produce the outright winner and so it did! Newcomer to the venue Andy Rayment found the better fish in the margins using micros and maggots to catch 35-40 carp for a convincing 163.10lb runner up on Magpie was Angling direct backed Jack Gill from peg 12 he chopped and changed between pellet shallow and the margins with corn and maggot to tally 143.10lb
3rd on the lake was another new angler to the fishery Dave Harold from next peg to the winner he put 118.06lb onto the scales to just edge ahead of a load of 100lb plus weights!

Jay lake produced a very close match like it always does.
very rarely do you see anglers run away with it.
Lake winner was James wilkinson from peg 26 he alternated various maggot lines to finish with 104.07lb enough for 2nd in the continental payout!
Lake runnner up was Dennis page from peg 30 he caught on his favoured corn approach to finish with 98.08lb just ahead of Simon Godfrey and Jimmy brooks who both had 95.14 and 95.02lb respectively.

Next Saturday's summer qualifying open is on Jay and Raven draw 8.45-9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome £25 all in

Next Sundays summer qualifying open is on Magpie ONE OFF SUNDAY OPEN!! Everyone welcome! Draw 8.45-9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm £25 all in!

Please note we are taking £20 deposits to secure places for the Guru 2 day festival with the deadline Monday 29th April and we will the. Open it up to the reserve list if not paid!

Overall continental payout

1st Andy Rayment peg 05 Magpie 163.10lb
Preston innovations Blackhorse
2nd James wilkinson peg 26 jay 104.07lb
Anglers corner Kings Lynn
3rd Jack Gill peg 12 Magpie 143.10lb
Angling direct
4th Dennis Page peg 30 Jay 98.08lb
Tackle & Bates
5th Dave Harold peg 6 Magpie 118.06lb
6th Simon Godfrey peg 28 jay 95.14lb
Tackle & Bates
7th Geoff Arnold peg 34 Magpie 115.06lb
Hooked Newmarket
8th Jimmy Brooks peg 34 jay 95.02lb
Preston innovations/Sonu baits

Weds over 60's open Raven lake 27 pegs 03/04/19

A full lake for the weekly over 60's contest with low weights due to the very harsh frost.

Match winner was Stevenage based angler Harry Thompson who caught on maggots close in for 51.00lb

Next weds over 60's is on Magpie lake draw 8.30 fish 10-4pm everyone over 60 welcome £11 all in

1st Harry Thompson peg 27 51.00lb
2nd Brian Yorke peg 23 44.04lb
3rd John Millard peg 14 33.06ln
4th Vic German peg 17 29.08lb
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