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.
August 29, 2016, 10:00am - August 29, 2016, 4:00pm
Rookery Waters Fishing Lakes
The Perfect Family Day Out!
August Bank Holiday Monday 29th
The Perfect opportunity to experience Fishing as a beginner or to catch your first Fish! It's absolutely free all you'll need is something...
Taking the honours in this close contest was Geoff Arnold from peg 43 who caught tight over on the method feeder with meat hook baits before catching a better stamp of carp on catmeat close in the margins! Runner up from peg 46 was Roger Gowler who caught small carp and brown goldfish on pellet in the margins.
Next Saturday's qualifying open is on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm
1st Geoff Arnold peg 43 80.02lb Hooked Newmarket 2nd Roger Gowler peg 46 74.00lb JVAC 3rd Darren Ogden peg 31 73.14lb Tackle & Bates 4th Jason Fulcher peg 41 70.08lb Tackle & Bates
Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Jay Lake Smashing The opposition from peg 28 was Vinny easy who dished right across on corn and pellet to catch carp averaging 2-3lb in his final 147.10lb winning haul! Runner up was Marcus Normanton from peg 37 who caught steadily all day on meat and pellet to just edge ahead of Kevin Peacock.
Thursday's open will be fished on Magpie Lake draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm 3 qualifying spaces up for grabs!!
Weds over 60's open Magpie Lake Over 60's Match organiser Dave Lack continues with his fine run of form with another match win from peg 01 using feeder and paste in the margins for a 126.04lb total! Runner up was John Pratt from peg 30 who also caught on paste in the margins.
This Wednesday's over 60's open is on Jay Lake draw 8.30 fishing 10-4pm Everyone welcome over 60!
1st Dave Lack peg 01 126.04lb 2nd John Pratt peg 30 90.00lb 3rd Pete Holland peg 05 89.04lb 4th John Belshaw peg 34 77.08lb ... See MoreSee Less
Taking the honours with a very hard earned 141.10lb was newly matrix sponsored angler Tom Edwards! Catching steadily all day on meat over meat and hemp tight over in 12 inches of water he caught 72 carp upto 4lb stamp! Runner from peg 28 was Graham Welton who caught on pellets and catmeat over micros and groundbait down the margins.
Next Saturday's qualifying open is again on Jay draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm currently to golden pegs up for grabs with 1 standing at £200!! Not many qualifiers left for the two day final in August 20th,21st
1st Tom Edwards peg 11 141.10lb Matrix/dynamite baits 2nd Graham Welton peg 28 102.06lb Stanjay tackle 3rd Tony Evans peg 45 95.12lb Dynamite baits
Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Magpie lake Match winner and golden peg winner Graham Welton showed the rest of the field the way with 138.06lb from unfavored peg 11. Runner up Roger Gowler caught the majority of his fish in the margins on pellet and corn from peg 35
Next Thursday's open is on jay draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm two spots for the final up for grabs!
1st Graham Welton peg 11 138.06lb Stanjay tackle 2nd Roger Gowler peg 35 126.00lb JVAC 3rd Sean Coaten peg 31 115.00lb Geds holbeach 4th Kevin Peacock peg 03 114.02lb Tackle & Bates 5th Mark Pollard peg 17 90.14lb Matrix/Dynamite baits
Weds over 60's open Raven Lake
A change of lake for the midweek contest to the new Raven lake with the lake stocking of small 2-6oz f1's and some better mirrors and commons around the 2-3lb stamp the fishing was going to be close!! Out in front was venue newcomer Clive Robinson from peg 27 he used pellet and worms to catch small f1's and brown goldfish for 40.08lbs Runner up was feeder expert Ray Pullman from peg 19 with 36.08lb
Next weds open is on Magpie draw 9am in the cafe fishing 10-4pm Everyone over 60 welcome!
1st Clive Robinson peg 27 40.08lb 2nd Ray Pullman peg 19 36.08lb 3rd Dennis sambridge peg 17 32.08lb 4th Harry Young peg 05 31.14lb ... See MoreSee Less
Making the most of his favoured draw Steve Pell made the trip worth while by booking his place in the August two day final with a match win from peg 18 using 4mm and 6mm cubed meat tight over to the far bank in 12 inches of water to battle against the wind and rain to put 132.10lb of carp averaging 1-2lb Runner up was Richard bond from peg 45 fishing the method tight over with meat.
Next Saturday's qualifying open is on Jay lake again with two spaces up for grabs and one golden peg standing at £200! U haven't got long until the final so don't miss out!!
1st steve Pell peg 18 132.10lb Spalding 2nd Richard Bond peg 45 121.06lb Maver Image 3rd Graham Welton peg 37 63.14 Stanjay tackle
Thursday £1,000 qualifying open Magpie
Taking the honours in this close midweek contest was colmic backed angler Kev Wadge. A simple pellet shallow attack and pellet and dead maggots in the margins late on to catch carp pushing 5lb in his 116.06lb winning bag! Runner up was Graham Welton who fished short and then switched late on in his right hand margin to fall just shy of the winner!
Next Thursday's open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm with two spots up for grabs in the August final.
1st Kevin Wadge peg 26 116.06lb Colmic uk 2nd Graham Welton peg 35 111.02lb Stanjay tackle 3rd Kevin Shellie peg 02 103.12lb Hooked Newmarket 4th Tony Dawson peg 31 101.06lb Bait-Tech
Weds over 60's open Jay Lake
Taking the win was catmeat specialist Chris Saunders! Catching carp up to 3lb in the margins for a 107.10lb total Runner up was doddington based angler Kevin peacock with 103.02
Next weeks over 60's open is on Raven Lake draw 9am fishing 10-4pm Everyone over 60 welcome!
1st Chris Saunders peg 18 107.10lb 2nd Kevin Peacock peg 42 103.02lb 3rd John Belshaw peg 20 88.06lb 4th Ken Gammon peg 30 67.02lb ... See MoreSee Less