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 spoils was venue regular Mark Pollard who set about his peg by fishing meat at 5m and tight over from peg 23 to catch carp averaging 2-3lb for a very hard earned 97.14lb.Runner up from golden peg was Graham welton who fished pellet on several lines to finish short with 80.14lb. 1st Mark Pollard peg 23 97.14lb Dynamite Baits/Shimano 2nd Graham Welton peg 18 80.14lb Stanjay tackle 3rd Richard Linnell peg 38 73.01 Tackle & Bates 4th John Millard peg 28 72.08lb Hooked Newmarket
Next Saturday's open is on magpie draw 9am in cafe everyone welcome booking in is essential!
Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Magpie
Impressive weights were recorded for the first midweek qualifying open with 7 weights over 100lb caught despite the heavy overnight frost. Making it back to back match wins was Cambridge based angler John Belshaw who came out on top in a very close match with 127.00lb all taken on corn and pellet in the margins and pellet feeder from peg 24 next to the tree! Runner up was catmeat specialist Chris Saunders who caught carp pushing 15lb from peg 35 and third spot went to Tony Watling snr wh caught a mixed bag all taken on maggots.
Next Thursday's qualifying open is on Jay lake draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm
1st John Belshaw peg 24 127.00lb Tackle & Bates 2nd Chris Saunders peg 35 123.06lb JVAC 3rd Tony Watling peg 33 117.14lb Stanjay 4th Kevin Peacock peg 10 116.12lb Tackle & Bates 5th David Millburn peg 38 110.04lb Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's open Magpie
Another close match indicating the fish have spread out all around the lake with John Belshaw taking the win from unfancied peg 20 all on pellet and corn
1st John Belshaw peg 20 95.06lb 2nd Dave Lack peg 05 76.04lb 3rd Kevin Peacock peg 31 64.12lb Next weds match is on Jay lake
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Jay lake has been producing very reasonable weights for this time of year and despite the drop in temperature it didn't disappoint! Fast becoming Jay lake and venue specialist gavin butler showed the rest of the field how to do it with a fine display of meat fishing Fishing 16 metres tight across into the shallow water with 6mm meat over 4mm meat cubed meat and hemp to catch Carp averaging 2-3lb in his superb 144.12lb winning haul! Runner up from peg 23 was st Neots based angler Tony Watling who fished corn and pellet to catch small carp and f1's to just fall short of the 100lb.
Next Saturday's Qualifying open is again on Jay lake. Don't forget the Thursday open start this week 28th April on magpie draw 9am in the cafe fishing 10.30-4.30pm
1st Gavin Butler peg 18 144.12lb Tackle & Bates 2nd Tony Watling peg 23 99.10lb Stanjay Sports 3rd Sean Higgingbottom peg 43 96.04lb Tackle & Bates 4th Davis Gurton peg 28 79.12lb Boston Angling
Weds over 60's open magpie
Back from his winter break Roger Abbott made no mistake from peg 1 A very close Runner up was Tony Dawson
1st Roger Abbott peg 01 113.14lb 2nd Tony Dawson peg 20 113.04lb 3rd John Millard peg 38 97.14lb 4th Dennis Jarvis peg 13 97.08lb
Winter has returned again with Heavy rain and two overnight frosts which was always going to make the fishing tricky! 3rd time lucky from peg 05 was Ben Townsend using dead maggot over groundbait and meat short to put a very respectable 123.04lb A very close contest for runner up with mark cross just edging out Venue expert Tony Dawson by just 2oz both catching on pellet long and bunches of maggot over micros or groundbait.
Next Saturday's qualifying open is on Jay lake draw 9am
Thursday opens start 28th April on magpie.
1st Ben Townsend peg 05 123.04lb ABC Bait company 2nd Mark Cross peg 38 88.06lb Hooked Newmarket 3rd Tony Dawson peg 24 88.04lb Bait-Tech 4th Geoff Arnold peg 08 62.12lb Hooked Newmarket
Weds over 60's open magpie 15 pegs
With warmer weather leading up to the match good weights were expected and the fish didn't disappoint!
1st tony Dawson peg 38 109.12lb 2nd John Belshaw peg 35 96.08lb 3rd Kev peacock peg 01 94.10lb 4th Ken Gammon peg 30 76.12lb Next weds match is on magpie draw 9am fishing 10-4pm ... See MoreSee Less