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.
Gail force winds hampered the presentation for the majority of anglers fishing but Cambridge based rod Vinny easy made the most of his favoured peg with a very impressive 70.10lb winning bag! Alternating between bread and corn at 14.5m in different spots around the pads! Runner up from unfancied peg 13 was Kev Shellie were he caught mostly on the straight lead with bread and corn. 1st Vinny Easy peg 38 70.10lb Stanjay sports 2nd Kev Shellie peg 12 44.08lb Hooked Newmarket 3rd Tony McGregor peg 29 44.06lb Tackle & Bates 4th Tim Bates peg 31 38.12lb Tackle & Bates Weds over 60's open magpie 13 pegs
The lake switched off for the latest midweek contest with Mick Curtis taking the spoils from peg 35 using corn at 10m on the pole. 1st Mick Curtis peg 35 22.08lb 2nd John Pratt peg 38 18.10lb 3rd Chris Saunders 13.08lb Next weds over 60's to be fished on Jay draw 8.30am Saturday's qualifiers continue on magpie everyone welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
If you think that Fen Road Pidley, from Lakeside golf club which leads to Rookery Waters, is in need of repair and is badly pot holed, then please report to Cambridgeshire County Council using the following link. They will get it fixed if enough people complain. Thank you.
Another descent turnout for these winter qualifying opens! Today's convincing winner was mr consistent Mark Pollard who drew favoured peg 31 on the left hand side of the island. To convincingly take the qualifying spot in the final with an immaculate 160.06lb.The Dynamite backed angler presented 8mn punched bread in various spots around the reeds at 16m to catch carp and Big Goldfish. Runner up was Tony McGregor from peg 05 he caught similar to mark to full shy with 79.00lb. 1st Mark Pollard peg 31 160.06lb Dynamite baits/Shimano 2nd Tony McGregor peg 05 79.00lb Tackle & Bates 3rd Tony Watling snr Peg 35 46.12lb Stan jays 4th Vinny Easy peg 38 36.04lb Stan jays
Weds over 60's open Magpie 11pegs Using a small pellet feeder from peg 10 will Hadley sneaked the win ahead of John Belshaw who caught on maggots late on the poke at 8m 1st Will Hadley peg 10 28.00lb 2nd John Belshaw peg 29 25.08lb 3rd bob Coulson peg 31 17.13lb
Both Saturdays and weds over 60's opens to be fished on magpie lake draw 9am everyone welcome! ... See MoreSee Less