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.
Saturday 15th October Magpie winter qualifying open 25pegs
Making it back to back wins at the fishery was st Neots based angler Tony Watling using his favoured corn approach at 5 joints to catch carp to 3lb for a fine 123.10lb winning return! Running him close was travelling partner Mark Pollard from peg 13 where he caught steadily on soft pellet on the deck at 6m and 11m to catch a similar stamp to the winner!
Next Saturday's winter qualifying open is to be fished on Jay lake draw 9am fishing 10.20-4.30pm everyone welcome! Two golden pegs up for grabs with one at £200
Sat winter qualifying open magpie lake 23 pegs Taking the honours using a simple pellet approach was Newmarket rod Geoff Arnold taking 33 fish to full ounces short of the 100lb barrier.runner up with some better stamp fish was Vinny easy from peg 22 on meat.
Next Saturday's open is again on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!
1st Geoff Arnold peg 32 99.14lb 2nd Vinny Easy peg 22 90.12lb 3rd Tony Mcgregor peg 11 74.00lb 4th Sean Coaten peg 05 69.04lb
Weds over 60's open magpie 20 pegs Another good turnout for the midweek contest with the top 5 really close! Bedford angler Andy dillay had the top weight from peg 04 using red maggots in the margins!
1st Andy Dillay peg 04 97.08lb 2nd pete Holland peg 27 97.00lb 3rd John Belshaw peg 08 84.12lb 4th Kevin Peacock peg 22 83.10lb
Both Saturday's and weds opens are on magpie
Please not the Magpie lake match record holder Kevin Peacock now has extended his record with a very impressive 329.04lb!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 01st October winter qualifying open Magpie 18 pegs Venue regular Kevin Peacock showed the rest of the field the way forward with a very well earned 162.14lb return Making it a hat-trick of wins! Using his favoured catmeat over pellet approach in the margins to catch carp upto 5lb Runner up was Cambridge rod Vinny easy who caught on pellets for 139.10lb
Next Saturday's qualifying open is again on Magpie Draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!
Smashing weights in the midweek contest with the top 3 all catching on catmeat!
1st Kevin Peacock peg 25 256.10lb 2nd John Cartwright peg 27 244.08lb 3rd Dave Rawlings peg 38 150.04lb 4th Tony Watling peg 22 145.12lb
Next Thursday open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm
Weds over 60's open Magpie
From unfancied peg 07 Kevin peacock showed his big weight expertise with a fine 162.04lb 1st Kevin Peacock peg 07 162.04lb 2nd Chris Saunders peg 17 124.04lb 3rd Dave Lack peg 05 97.12lb 4th Roger Abbott peg 20 96.00lb
Next weds contest is on Magpie again draw 9am fishing 10-4pm Everyone over 60 welcome ... See MoreSee Less
19 anglers for today's open on magpie with the wind blowing towards the car park end most anglers wanted a high or low number draw! From peg 27 in the car park Tackle & Bates Backed angler Simon Godfrey just edged Chris Saunders by 10 oz to take the win and more importantly the £200 golden peg!!! Using pellet and meat shallow and down his left hand margins the Whittlesey based rod total of 204.12 was worth £290 Runner up Chris Saunders fished his favoured catmeat approach at 2+2 to catch 66 carp to agonisingly fall short with 204.02lb Third spot and continuing his rich vain of form was John Cartwright from peg 20 using catmeat over pellet down the edge.
Next Saturday's open is again on magpie lake draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!! Still a golden peg worth £132
1st Simon Godfrey peg 27 204.12lb Tackle & Bates 2nd Chris Saunders peg 01 204.02lb JVAC 3rd John Cartwright peg 20 188.14lb Stanjays 4th Tony Dawson peg 29 140.10lb Bait-Tech 5th Dave Rawlings peg 02 135.12lb Stanjays
Weds over 60's open Raven Lake
A change of lake for the over 60's and another close match with the ever consistent John Belshaw taking the win from peg 22 with carp and small f1's on pellet and corn for 78.06lb Roger Abbott was second with 65.08lb all caught on soft pellet.
Next weds over 60's open is on magpie draw 9am fishing 10-4pm everyone over 60 welcome.
1st John Belshaw peg 22 78.06lb 2nd Roger Abbott peg 24 65.08lb 3rd Micheal Curtis peg 20 47.10lb 4th Keith Rayment peg 16 32.00lb ... See MoreSee Less