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.
A week of heavy frosts leading up to the Saturday open meant the boat had called into action. to break the ice for the competitors! Winner on the day was st Neots based angler Ricky Ashwell from peg 35 he started on bread at 2.5ft in the open water to catch carp upto 3lb for a hard earned 55.08lb total! Runner up from directly opposite Ricky was Bob Coulson from peg 13 he fished soft pellet on the deck to catch a better stamp of fish for 31.14lb.
Next Saturday's open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm everyone welcome!
1st Ricky Ashwell peg 35 55.08lb Fabtrays uk 2nd Bob Coulson peg 13 31.14lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Tony Mrgregor peg 38 16.10lb Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's open Rook Lake
Due to the thick ice on magpie a lake switch to Rook for the midweek contest! Making it 2 wins out of 2 on rook Mick Morris's had 3 carp for 11.08lb Runner up was mr second Bob Coulson from peg 7 with 10.10lb
1st Mick Morris's peg 18 11.08lb 2nd Bob Coulson peg 07 10.10lb 3rd Raymond Poolman peg 28 6.08lb
A week over varying temperatures leading up to the match made the fishing hard for most with Anglers catching roach for section prizes! Finally qualifying for the two day final after having plenty of near misses was Cambridge based angler Jason Fulcher. Using bread and maggots around his peg Jason managed 18 carp for just over 40lb and take the win! Runner up from down the bottom end of the lake was Tony Mcgregor with a better stamp of fish taken on the long pole with pellet for 30.03lb
Again Saturday's qualifying open is on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm everyone welcome!
1st Jason Fulcher peg 38 44.03lb NT Floats/tackle & Bates 2nd Tony McGregor peg 14 30.03lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Colin Edwards peg 35 18.06lb Farringtons
Weds over 60's open magpie 13 pegs The lake completely switched off for the midweek anglers and poor weights recorded.
Next weds is again on magpie draw 8.30 in cafe fish 10-3pm
1st Micheal Curtis peg 33 6.09lb 2nd Raymond Poolman peg 26 5.01lb 3rd Bob Coulson peg 35 3.11lb ... See MoreSee Less
Rookery Waters Christmas/New Year open Match Results
Thursday 29th Magpie 22 pegs
A very sharp overnight frost meant a frozen lake for those that braved the weather! Anglers were expecting a grueller and they were spot on. Continuing with his superb form Mark Pollard made no mistake from possible the most consistent peg on the fishery with 67.04lb all caught on bread and maggots! Runner up was RAF rod Mike Dazell with 4 carp for 11.08lb
1st Mark Pollard peg 38 67.04lb Matrix/Dynamite/Stanjays 2nd Mike Dazell peg 12 11.08lb Garbolino RAF 3rd Tony Watlng peg 35 7.09lb Stanjays
Sat 31st Jan Magpie 17 pegs
Taking the honours from the favoured peg 38 was kings Ripton based Angler Dave Rawlings who caught on bread and maggots in the lillies and tight to the bridge! Runner up Clive Cole from peg 11 caught a better stamp of carp on the straight lead! 3rd spot was Rob Humphries from peg 1 with 35.08lb
Next Saturday's qualifier open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm
1st Dave Rawlings peg 38 67.15lb Stanjays 2nd Clive Cole peg 11 40.13lb Ouse Valley angling 3rd Rob Humphries peg 01 35.08lb Tackle & Bates 4th Mark Pollard peg 34 25.06lb Matrix/Dynamite/Stanjays ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 24th Christmas Eve open match Match winner Simon Easy just pipped Bob Colson to the top spot with 41.07lb all caught on bread! Runner up Bob Coulson just missed out On the golden peg money with 37.10lb.
Next Thursday's and Saturday New Year's Eve open is on magpie draw 9am in cafe fishing 10.30-3.30
1st Simon Easy peg 02 41.07lb Fab trays uk 2nd Bob Coulson peg 38 37.10lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Jason Fulcher peg 25 17.12lb TN Floats/ Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's Christmas Match Magpie
Taking the honours was Michael Curtis (mr 4th) from peg 27 he caught on bread dobbed around the lilies for 30.15lb runner up again was Bob Coulson from peg 1 with 22.09lb 1st Michael Curtis peg 27 30.15lb 2nd Bob Coulson peg 01 22.09lb 3rd Andy Dilley peg 33 20.03lb
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year from all at Rookery Waters ... See MoreSee Less