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 03rd Dec winter Qualifying open Magpie 18 pegs
Not Ideal weather leading up to today's open with all anglers apprehensive as to how it would fish? Taking another win is the Unstoppable Mark Pollard who showed his bread dobbing skills once again with a 90.07lb total! Fishing long pole with 8mm bread to tempt carp upto 4lb! Runner up from peg 38 was Dan Simper who from his first visit to the venue caught long with bread for 74.04lb.
Next Saturday's open is again on Magpie draw 9am fish 10.30-4.30pm
1st Mark Pollard peg 25 90.07lb Matrix/Dynamite Baits/stanjays 2nd Dan Simper peg 38 74.04lb Dynamite Baits/Frenzee 3rd Richard Bond peg 02 69.01lb Matrix Image 4th Dave Rees peg 01 29.06lb Hooked Newmarket
Weds over 60's open 11 pegs Magpie
A very very cold day with 3/4 of the lake frozen making exceptionally low weights! Out on top was Ian Baker from peg 3 with 9.04lb
Next weeks over 60's open is again on magpie draw 8.30am in cafe.
1st Ian Baker peg 03 9.04lb 2nd John Pratt peg 35 6.06lb 3rd Ray Poolman peg 38 1. ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 26th Nov winter qualifying open magpie 21 pegs
Another good turnout for the winter opens with March based angler Tony Mcgregor taking the honours from peg 1 using pellet and bread close to the lillies to catch carp upto 3lb for 57.11lb Runner up and booking a spot in the final was Spalding angler Dan Abbott from peg 25 all caught on maggots at 16m.
Next weeks match is again on magpie draw 9am in cafe everyone welcome.
1st Tony Mcgregor peg 01 57.11lb Tackle & Bates 2nd Dan Abbott peg 15 47.14lb JVAC 3rd Mark Cross peg 26 42.04lb Hooked Newmarket 4th Dave Rawlings peg 38 40.14lb Stanjays
Weds over 60's open 17 pegs magpie
A very hard day for those fishing in the midweek contest but out on top was Ken Gammon from peg 26 who managed 25.12lb 1st Ken Gammon peg 26 25.12lb 2nd Bob Coulaon peg 31 18.00lb 3rd Kevin Peacock peg 38 16.03lb
Saturday 19th November Winter qualifying open magpie 19 pegs
A heavy overnight frost put pay to the fishing in today's contest! Taking the win from his first visit to the fishery Jamie McGuire fished long pole at 16m with 8mm bread punch on the hook Fished at half depth to put 125.07lb into the scales to beat the rest of the field by nearly 100lb! Runner up was John Millard who fished maggots on the deck to take second spot!
Next Saturday's open is again on magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm
1st Jamie McGuire peg 25 125.07lb Rib Valley Angling 2nd John Millard peg 27 27.02lb Hooked Newmarket 3rd Simon Easy peg 32 20.04lb Fabtrays Uk
Weds over 60's open Magpie 19 pegs Another good turnout for the midweek contest and close weights all round the lake! Michael Curtis just took the honours with 44.09lb caught on pellet and bread! Runner up John Pratt caught on pinkies from peg 1
Next weeks over 60's open is again on magpie draw 8.30am in cafe fishing 10-3pm
1st Micheal Curtis peg 03 44.09lb 2nd John Pratt peg 01 43.04lb 3rd Chris Saunders peg 38 41.14lb 4th Kevin Peacock peg 05 34.05lb ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 12 th November winter qualifying open Magpie 15 pegs
Taking the top spot in the regular Saturday winter qualifiers was Bury st Edmunds based angler Richard Bond! From not fancied peg 08 the Matrix Image backed rod starting at 16m flick rigging bread to the reeds to catch carp averaging 2-3lb a switch to soft pellet at 13m produced some better stamp fish to finish with 88.04lb enough to finish ahead of the man in form Mark Pollard who caught on soft pellet over micros at 7m for 61.11lb!
Next Saturday's qualifying open is again on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-3.30pm everyone welcome!
1st Richard Bond peg 08 88.04lb Matrix Image 2nd Mark Pollard peg 35 61.11lb Matrix/Dynamite baits/stanjays 3rd Geoff Arnold peg 38 34.06lb Hooked Newmarket 4th Dennis Jarvis peg 22 20.11lb Tackle & Bates
Weds over 60's open 14 pegs Magpie
In his first over 60's match former central captain Pete wills showed the rest of the field the way with a hard earned 31.00lb total all caught on maggots! Runner up was Tony Dawson from peg 29 all on pellet!
Next weds over 60's open is again on magpie draw 8.30 fishing 10-3.30pm
1st Pete Wills peg 33 31.00lb Tackle & Bates 2nd Tony Dawson peg 29 28.08lb Bait-Tech 3rd Roy Whincup peg 38 28.04lb JVAC 4th Michael Curtis peg 26 27.08lb Fred's MG ... See MoreSee Less