Colin your a gent.
The impressive building at the back of the lake is called Schloss Bredebeck, once the hunting lodge of Adolf Hitler when he was visiting his troops in Loheide & Belsen.
(The infamous Belsen Concentration Camp).
This was the lake that Hohne Garrison Angling Club had for its fly fishermen in the early days, breeding our own stock of brown & rainbow trout in rearing ponds before transferring them to the lake for sport. As club secretary it was my duty to go up twice a day and feed the fish whilst in the rearing ponds, an excuse which often seen me dodge some parades due to the chore.....not that it was a chore.
And this was the clubhouse & Bar called the Ida Hoare Lodge, many a happy night spent in there.
Colin informed me the lake & clubhouse fell into disrepair once the main regiments caring for it left at the back end of the 90s but thankfully a school teacher teaching in one of the forces schools has resurrected it and its now being used as a coarse fishing lake again for both British & German members. Many happy memories of this place whilst serving in Germany for 17 years.
Thank you Colin you really are a true gent.