Young Estates & Land Ltd bought, what is now Youngs Industrial Estate and Paices Wood Country Parkland, back in 1961 from Turner & Hunter, a timber company.
The land was bought for gravel extraction and the seven lakes were formed from a stream running through the valley to supply water to the processing plant, where the gravel was washed.
Silt from the gravel washing process was left to settle in a series of silt ponds which were later filled in and transformed into the main car park.
In the late 1970's gravel extraction ceased and in the 1980's the lakes were let to Leisure Sport Angling (latterly Cemex Angling) who stocked the lakes and then fished them until 1996.
Seven Lakes Angling was then started by Youngs to take over the running and management of the lakes. Unfortunately, access to the lakes was restricted in 2000, as increased security to the industrial estate through electric gates prevented access to the lakes outside normal working hours.
Youngs campaigned tirelessly for a dedicated entrance and were finally granted planning permission in 2010. The new entrance to Paices Wood Country Parkland opened in 2011 giving access to the lakes 7 days a week.
2011 also saw the re-launch of Seven Lakes Angling with new investment into the lakes. Extensive clearing works have been undertaken to open up the areas around the lakes, as well as creating new swims, and appointing a new team of bailiffs.
Seven Lakes also joined Facebook and Twitter, and in 2012 launched the new website.
Seven Lakes Angling are committed to continually improving and developing the lakes and their facilities and welcome any feedback or comments.