It was the first return in a few years to Rookery waters near Pidley for the latest Club Day. The “inside out” Jay Lake was shared with another club. Accessed by a bridge all pegs give anglers a far bank feature. With the weatherman promising rain for the afternoon, it actually stayed warm with very light winds and only a small shower. Rookery waters now has 7 lakes, a well stocked tackle shop and an onsite café (that serves a fantastic breakfast).
Today’s winner and retaining the Jim Slack memorial trophy was Ray Torrington. Ray fishing from Peg 37 on the method feeder to the far bank and pole in the margins finished with 120lbs 8oz. Second was Nathan Grech with 97lbs 13oz from Peg 39. Third was Jason Chatham with 77lbs 3oz. Method feeder to the far bank on wafter and pole fishing dead red maggots down the middle.
1st Ray Torrington 120 lbs 8 oz – Peg # 37
2nd Nathan Grech 97 lbs 13 oz – Peg # 39
3rd Jason Chatham 77 lbs 3 oz – Peg # 36
4th Phil Price 67 lbs 6 oz – Peg # 33
5th David Marzell 45 lbs 15 oz – Peg # 47
6th Ron Needham 42 lbs 6 oz – Peg # 45
7th Richard Grech 21 lbs 13 oz – Peg # 31
8th Neil Speechley 19 lbs 6 oz – Peg # 40
9th Joe Price 14 lbs 2 oz – Peg # 43
10th Malcom Clark 7 lbs 8 oz – Peg # 34
11th Kevin Crompton DNW – Peg # 42