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 28th November winter qualifier Magpie Lake 20 pegs
Another cold windy day making presentation tricky for those less sheltered pegs! The colder temperatures and overnight frost have made the lake go extremely clear and the fish have tightened up into the favoured sheltered pegs around the lake. Today's contest was a peg to peg battle between Simon Easy and dynamite backed Mark Pollard they both set about fishing into the pads at 11-16m with 8mm and 11 bread punch were they caught carp upto 5lb! Simon just edged it to take the win on his first visit to the venue with an impressive 136.02lb to pollys 132.10lb return! 1st Simon Easy peg 27 136.02lb Stanjay tackle 2nd Mark Pollard peg 26 131.10lb Shimano/dynamite baits 3rd Colin Edwards peg 01 81.14lb West side 4th Richard Linnell peg 38 47.00lb Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's open magpie 15 pegs Normally a Cat meat specialist Chris Saunders won weds contest but switching to maggots to take the spoils from fancied peg 01 1st Chris Saunders peg 01 36.14lb 2nd John Millard peg 18 32.08lb 3rd ken Gammon peg 29 12.14lb
Saturday's qualifiers continue on magpie with weds over 60's switching to Rook lake Draw times 9am in cafe fishing 10.30-3.30pm Everyone welcome to book in contact Alex 07824878492 ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday 21st November winter Qualifier open Magpie 16 pegs Winter has arrived that's for sure! Strong gales and near freezing temperatures and clear water made the fishing tricky for most those that could present a bait found a few fish feeding! Top spot went to inform angler Stewart Bracey from favourable draw peg 1 were he presented bread around the pads 1ft of the bottom to take carp averaging 2-3lb with a few late on maggots. Runner up was newcomer to the venue Colin Edwards from peg 38 he fished soft pellet and maggots towards the reeds next to the bridge. 1st Stewart Bracey peg 01 68.10lb Dynamite Baits/shimano 2nd Colin Edwards peg 38 56.04lb West side farm 3rd Vince Cross peg 27 51.10lb Bury st Edmunds 4th Richard Linnel peg 35 44.02lb Tackle & Bates Well done to everyone who stuck out until the end horrendous conditions 👍
Weds over 60's open magpie 15 pegs 1st Roy Whincup peg 30 35.04lb Stanjay tackle 2nd Roger Abbott peg 35 26.08lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Ken Gammon peg 29 22.12lb Stevenage
Saturday's open qualifier is on magpie with two golden pegs up for grabs currently standing at £156 and £150 draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm Everyone welcome Weds over 60's to be decided on the morning depending on the weather ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday 14th November Winter Qualifier 17 pegs Another good turnout despite the horrendous condition forecast! Blustery winds and torrential rain made presentation difficult for most. From peg 38 Kev Shellie fished maggot on several lines to catch carp brown goldfish and roach for a respectable 54.04lb. Runner up and missing out on qualifying was match based angler Tony McGregor who fished pellet and maggots on various lines around the lilies from peg 27 1st Kev Shellie peg 38 54.04lb Hooked Newmarket 2nd Tony McGregor peg 27 48.02lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Si Dow peg 16 46.12lb Decoy/Tackle & Bates 4th Tony wanting snr peg 09 45.08lb Stanjay Sports
Weds over 60's open Magpie 15 pegs A late run on pellet over pellet was enough for pole repair man Will Hadley to catch a mixed bag from. Peg 33. 1st Will Hadley peg 33 57.06lb Tackle & Bates pole repairs 2nd Roger Abott peg 35 38.10lb Rookery waters 3rd Roy Whincup peg 1 37.00lb Stanjay sports 4th Tony Dawson peg 14 30.00lb Bait-Tech
Both weds over 60's and Saturdays open on magpie draw times are 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm two golden pegs up for grabs every Saturday currently standing at £137 & £154 Everyone welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 07th November magpie 17 pegs Winter Qualifying open The mild temperatures for this time of year are certainly helping the weights keep highwith the fish spread out all round the lake today! Standard winter pellet and maggot approaches have been the best methods with a few late fish on maggots down the near side shelf. Today's winner and 5th to qualify was Cambridge based rod Vinny Easy from peg 2.Running him close was the man in form Ricky Ashwell who fished the feeder towards the pads and pellet short! 1st Vinny Easy peg 02 80.04lb Stanjay Tackle 2nd Ricky Ashwell peg 27 79.02lb Bagem Matchbaits 3rd Geoff Arnold peg 10 76.04lb Hooked Newmarket 4th Tony McGregor peg 12 74.08lb Tackle & Bates 5th Richard Linnell peg 38 73.06lb
Weds over 60's open 15 pegs Another miserable windy and rainy weds for the over 60's on magpie but Tony Dawson was the winner with 62.08lb all caught on maggots close in! 1st Tony Dawson peg 08 62.08lb Bait-tech 2nd John Belshaw peg 32 54.08lb Tackle & Bates 3rd John Millard peg 14 53.14lb Hooked Newmarket 4th Kev Peacock peg 01 48.00lb Tackle & Bates
Next weds and Saturdays open are on magpie with draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm ... See MoreSee Less