Office Lake was originally excavated as a gravel pit in the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Hoveringham Gravel Company. During the digging process, the remains of a mammoth were discovered, which led to the mammoth becoming the logo for the company. Initially, the lake was restricted to use by the management only, hence the name “Office Lake.” In 1973, it received recognition for being the best restoration of a gravel pit.
Unfortunately, for the past two decades, the lake has been neglected. However, efforts are underway to restore it to its former glory. It now offers specialist fishing opportunities and has been extensively stocked with various fish species. The Wels European Catfish, weighing over 70 pounds, is a prominent species in the lake. Pike, Eels, Perch, Rudd, and Roach are also present in good numbers and sizes. Additionally, Carp weighing up to 25 pounds have been introduced to the lake.
When visiting Office Lake, you can conveniently drive to your designated spacious swim, eliminating the need for transporting equipment via barrows. The swims are large enough to accommodate even large bivvies, providing ample room for anglers.
Please note that specific details about fishing regulations, access, and amenities may be available from the relevant authorities or management responsible for Office Lake.