Rookery Waters has five fishing lakes stocked with Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Barbel and Chub. Our lakes are available for both pleasure and match fishing.
A pleasure and match fishery in rural Cambridgeshire,
where all ages and abilities can enjoy five fishing lakes set in beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings.
Enjoy a full English breakfast or a sandwich from Wednesday to Sunday (7:30am – 10:00am) and light snacks and refreshments all day.
Tackle and Bates.
Run by Rookery Water’s Fishing Manager Alex Bates, our on-site Fishing Tackle Shop is open from 7am to 7pm and stocks major brands such as, Guru, Daiwa, Preston Innovations, Drennan, Bait-tech, Sensas, Sonubaits, Dynamite Baits, and Mainline.
Rookery Waters offers many services such as: school visits, walks, bird watching, children’s parties and corporate events.
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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.
Famous for bringing fishing to mainstream TV in the 80’s with his popular Go Fishing series that went on to run for over a decade, Londoner John was no mean angler either with a string of massive fish both at home and abroad to his credit with roach remaining his favourite species.
Often controversial with views on water abstraction and predation in the UK, John moved to Thailand in 2013 and passed away surrounded by his family and friends. He was 75. Angling Times is preparing a special tribute issue and will update this story over the coming days.
As hard as mother nature tries to slow the fish down, they still keep feeding exceptionally well with both match and pleasure catches well above average for the time of year.
Wednesday the 7th of November - Over 60's Open - Jay Lake - 17 fished
The 17 anglers who fished Wednesdays Over 60's Open on Jay lake was fished in what can only be described as a typical autumnal day, with heavy showers and sunshine dictating the conditions, making the going far from easy for those on the bank.
Will Hadley took top spot from peg 16, with a very hard earned 97lbs 08ozs, all caught on bread fished to the far bank and near margins. Kevin Sands on peg 2 found the better fish on the far shelf to put 88lbs 4ozs, with third on the day going to Adrian hunter on peg 11 putting 79lbs on the scales.
1 - Will Hadley - Peg 16 - 97lbs 08ozs 2 - Kevin Sands - Peg 2 - 88lbs 4ozs 3 - Adrian Hunter - Peg 11 - 79lbs 00ozs 4 - Bob Coulson - Peg 19 - 61lbs 04ozs
Next Wednesdays over 60’s open will be fished on Raven Lake, draw at the Cafe at 08.30, fish 10.00 – 15.00, all welcome
Saturday the 10th of November - Teams of Three Winter League - Round Two - Jay, Magpie & Raven Lakes - 39 Fished
The 39 anglers competing in round two of the Teams of Three Winter League, had to compete on a day that produced absolutely miserable autumnal weather, with heavy rain being the major factor on the day. The temperatures reach a very decent 10 degrees but how would the large volume of cold rain water affect the lakes performance on the day.
however, the heavy rain didn't affect the days sport on all three lakes, with only a select few finding the going really hard on the day, with several weights over 100lbs being recorded by. The tactics on the day were simply, maggots or 4mm expander on the hook, with either dead maggot, micro pellet and groundbait, all producing well but the method that is now coming into its own is dobbing bread with big weights always possible from the right areas.
Jay Lake 1 - Wayne Shepherd - Pools Fodder - Peg 41 - 138lbs 10ozs 2 - Richard Bond - Hinders Select - Peg 23 - 103lbs 00ozs 3 - Tom Edwards - Preston - Peg 6 - 98lbs 00ozs 4 - Andrew Kleen - Finn - Peg 30 - 74lbs 00ozs
NO OPEN ON SATURDAY THE 10TH OF NOVEMBER, AS THE TEAMS OF THREE WINTER SERIES IS TAKING PLACE
The Next Saturdays Winter Qualifier is on the 17th of November and will be fished on Magpie & Raven Lakes (dependant on numbers), draw at the Cafe at 08.30, fish 10.15AM til 3.15pm ... See MoreSee Less