Rookley Country Park

About Rookley Country Park

"I was lucky enough to have the task of creating a quality holiday and day ticket fishery on the Isle of Wight. After a lot of investment by myself and the site owners I am very proud of what we have now created and it has surpassed all our expectations. That coupled with the site I believe we now offer one of the best fishing venues in the country." Tim Oatley - Fishery Manager

Tim Oatley - Fishery Manager at Rookley Country Park

About me - Tim Oatley

I've been a keen fisherman for over 27 years, solely fishing for carp for over 20 of them. I've fished all around England and France in my pursuit of them but now mainly fish the Isle of Wight during the winter when I am not so busy and France in the Spring and Autumn.

Around the age of 23 I decided I would have a change of career from agriculture and pursue my passion for angling. I signed up for a fish farming and fisheries management course at The Barony College, Dumfries, Scotland. After coming away with a distinction I carried on a did the next 2 years at Sparsholt College Winchester, doing fishery studies, again coming away with distinctions. After a summer of working and a short spell in the ornamental and aquatic trade, the opportunity at Rookley came along.

Tim's Tackle at Rookley Country Park

The Shop - Tim's Tackle

It was always part of the plan to have an onsite tackle shop so holidaying anglers could get everything they would need. There was a shortage of coarse and carp equipment available on the island, so not long after the lakes opened - Tim's Tackle was also opened on site. This is the only dedicated carp and coarse fishing tackle shop on the Island.

It has grown rapidly over the last  few years and I now stock many major brands and carry a wide selection of bait and tackle.

  • We are one of the few places on the island that supply maggots!
  • I also offer a mail order service, please phone 01983 721675 to place an order.
  1. Korda - Thinking Tackle
  2. Solar Tackle
  3. Fox
  4. Shimano
  5. Nash Tackle
  6. Diem Angling Apparel
  7. Shakespeare  - Since 1897
  8. CC Moore & Co Limited - Quality Bait Supplies
  9. Trakker
  10. Dynamite Baits
  11. Nutrabaits
  12. Gardner
  13. JRC
  14. Matrix
  15. Mainline Baits
  16. Kryston
  17. Ultima
  18. Delkim
  19. Carp Company
  20. Viper Bait Boats
  21. Angling Technics
  22. Free Spirit
  23. Urban Bait