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.
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.
Taking the win from peg 1 was matrix backed Mark pollard! Using maggots and bread tight to the far bank to catch 25 carp for 59.03lb. Runner up from golden peg 35 was Tony McGregor who caught using pellet and maggots long for 29.08lb
Next Saturday's open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-30pm
1st Mark Pollard peg 01 59.03lb Matrix/Dynamite Baits/Stanjays 2nd Tony McGregor peg 35 29.08lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Rob Humphreys peg 05 20.09lb Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's open Magpie 13 pegs
Taking the win once again on corn long was Mick Curtis from peg 31. 1st Micheal Curtis peg 31 39.11lb 2nd Bob Coulson peg 35 35.06lb 3rd will Hadley peg 01 16.10lb
Another good turnout for the winter Qaulifying open and a slight rise in temperature made it feel tropical compared to the last 3 Saturday's! Out in front from peg 35 was Newmarket angler Kev Shellie who fish various baits long on the pole for 47.02lb.Runner up was Kettering based Rab Egan who fell just short of the winner with 40.07lb all caught on corn and pellet.
Next Saturday's match is again on Magpie Draw 9am in cafe fishing 10.30-3.30pm everyone welcome!!
Weds over 60's open Magpie An angler doing well at the fishery is Ely based rod Bob Coulson who made no mistake from peg 26 where he caught on corn on the deck! Next weds match is on Magpie draw 8.30am fishing 10-3pm 1st Bob Coulson peg 26 38.10lb 2nd Will Hadley peg 35 23.03lb 3rd Mick Curtis peg 5 18.00lb ... See MoreSee Less
Short video from the last swoop of the day pegs 14-04! We originally did it with the standard net and had 250-300 carp 1-3lb we then went over it with a fry net and had this bag!!! Awesome!! ... See MoreSee Less
Environmental Agency Fisheries Team Jay Netting 31/01/17 With the water level down due to the immense work being carried out on jay lake we saw this as the ideal opportunity to do some fishery management so we asked the lads from the Brampton Fisheries EA team to show us the way with netting! we had an amazing day with more fish caught than expected! we had the perfect chance to remove the hoards of tiny perch present in Jay.We have estimated over 7,000 now in there new home!! we would like to thank all the team at Brampton for the help and its a great example how the EA work hand in hand with commercial fisheries throughout the uk! ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 28th Jan winter Qaulifying open magpie 17 pegs
A week of the lake frozen solid and the I've then thawed out mad e the fishing exceptionally hard for those competing in the latest qualifying open!
No stranger to the fishery and making the most of a favoured draw was Mark Pollard from peg 34 the matrix and dynamite backed angler caught on bread and pellets long at 16m Runner up was Kevin Peacock from peg 1 he caught tight to the bridge with popped up bread!
Next Saturday's match is again on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm everyone welcome!
1st Mark Pollard peg 34 16.09lb Matrix/Dynamite baits/Stanjay 2nd Kevin Peacock peg 01 13.14lb Tackle & Bates 3rd David Adams peg 35 10.05lb Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's open Magpie
A frozen solid lake meant the boat coming out and breaking some channels for the match to go ahead! Winner with 3 carp was Ray Poolman With 7.09lb all caught on maggots on a straight lead!
1st Raymond Poolman peg 35 7.09lb 2nd Bob Coulson peg 33 6.00lb 3rd Mick Curtis peg 13 5.10lb Next weeks match is draw 8.30 in cafe! ... See MoreSee Less