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✔ 2 Anglers ✔ 2 Non anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 2 Dover/Calais car crossings
Mas Bas Lotus Lake is a venue specialising in exclusive carp fishing holidays that have facilities for all the family to enjoy, whether or not they fish. It’s set in the heart of rural south west France and the privacy of the site offers tranquil Carp fishing in France with accommodation.
Excellent cottage, swimming pool, specimen carp fishing - you can’t help but fall in love with this venue. People return again and again because the house and covered outside eating area is right on the lakeside, so the whole family can really be together whilst your rods are right in front of you.
Mas Bas benefits from the lovely sunny climate of southern France... but if you don’t fancy the drive from the UK why not consider flying? The nearest airport, Bergerac, is around 1 hour away and we’ve seen flights as low as £60 return. You can hire all your tackle & buy bait on-site so it’s a real option. The other airports to consider flying in to are Bordeaux and Toulouse, both around 1hr 20mins away from the venue.
'Absolutely great holiday for the whole family. We found the area so peaceful, quaint and full of amazing wildlife. This is the perfect place to combine a family holiday with fishing! It is well worth the traveling time as in such beautiful surroundings it doesn't take long to relax and unwind from the journey. The shops/restaurants in the local village have everything you will need food and drink wise, we only ate out once as it was so beautiful by the lake in the evenings with a BBQ on the go and watching the carp crashing out.'
Marc Ladi, May '15
The 2 lakes on the complex (Main Lake & Lotus Lake) are 35 years old and still contain some of the original stock fish. Lotus is the smaller of the two lakes but still contains around 110 carp to around 49lb.
It is sold exclusively with Willow cottage which is sited right on the bankside. Lotus lake is generally only fished by 1 or 2 anglers. The eating area of Willow cottage sits on the main swim, but there are plenty of other swim options too.
The lake has snags and fallen trees furthest away from the accommodation and generally has some Lotus lilies in the far margins. The outlet of the stream running through both lakes is to the rear of Willow cottage, so the fish are also attracted close in here. This really is the most attractive location to enjoy your carp fishing in France with accommodation.
IMPORTANT NOTE; A French fishing licence is required at this venue. The cost is included from 2015 and is arranged each week directly by Gilles the owner.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
Venue Siret No; 441 341 427 000 33
The pretty Lotus Lake holds around 110 hard fighting carp up to 45lb.
There are a few 30's and 40's, with the rest mainly good twenties and doubles. The lake also offers koi, tench, zander, pike, bream and black bass.
Each year the owner generally introduces a few extra carp to supplement the existing stock. This makes Lotus very well stocked for its size. An aerator keeps oxygen levels up in the summer to encourage feeding.
Mas Bas cannot be regarded as an out and out “runs” water, but it fishes well and is generally consistent each week. Just a little application can bring excellent results and with the lake exclusively booked you can feed your swim and venture away for the day with every prospect of great carp catches on your return.
Mas Bas Lotus Lake offers a comfortably furnished lakeside house that sleeps 6 (a further single bed can be added to the mezzanine room to sleep a further child if required - please note this additional bed is only suitable for children under 10).
You'll find a Satellite TV (with basic English channels), microwave, gas cooker, fridge, dishwasher, garden furniture & a private terrace with BBQ. Bed linen, including sheets & towels, is included.
There is a lovely 11 x 5 m swimming pool set in lawned grounds just 25 meters from the house, alongside a badminton net, and boules area for the use of guests.
There is also wifi available and guests report no problems with this, however do bear in mind that Mas Bas is situated in a valley in the middle of the countryside.
A walk through of the cottage:
The well equipped kitchen and dining area leads through to the groundfloor double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, which has a shower, handbasin and w.c. and laundry room.
Open stairs out of the kitchen go up to a twin bedroom and the small but comfortable sitting room with sofa and TV. Both rooms have french doors onto a walkway/terrace linking directly to the lakeside covered BBQ area and main swim.
A narrow staircase leads up to a mezzanine level with a double bed. There can also be a single bed put up here for a child if needed.
Outside in front of the house is a terrace which is shaded by large weeping willows, with table chairs and BBQ.
We provide carp cradles free of charge that we prefer you to use for the safety of our fish. There is a small security deposit for each, which will be returned at the end of the week if everything is okay.
Activities near by:
As well as the facilities on site, there is also horse riding and tennis 4kms away. The area is rich in historical interest with neighbouring villages dating back to the 12th century; the main towns of Agen (20 mins away) and Villeneuve-sur-Lot (30 mins away) provide this exceptionally tranquil area with hustle and bustle, colourful markets, good shopping and excellent restaurants. The closest villages, Beauville and Laroque have garages, banks, chemists, bakers and very reasonably priced, good country restaurants.
Mas Bas offers an almost unbeatable combination of great carp fishing and french ambiance, which proves very popular for both families and groups of anglers seeking big carp with a few home comforts right on hand.
Important note; Guests are asked to pay a security deposit on arrival which is fully refunded when the cottage is left clean & tidy with no breakages. Logs are available for the wood burning stove. If you require the central heating on an additional charge is payable for each cottage.
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This venue stocks Quest Baits. If you have any questions regarding bait, or wish to place an order, please contact the owner direct.
Their email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.
Please order at least 4 weeks in advance. You pay the owner in Euros when you arrive.
- Quest Fruity Trifle, Smokey Fish, Rahja Spice. Shelf Life & Frozen. 20mm. 5kg bags.
- Dips & Glugs to match
- Hemp cooked... 12€ / 5kg, 3.5€ / 1kg
- Maize cooked... 13€ / 5kg
- Tiger nuts cooked... 6€ / 1kg
- Trout pellets... 13€ / 5kg
Please note; Bait orders are made directly between you and the lake owner. We (Angling Lines) cannot be held responsible for any problems that may subsequently arise. If you order bait to be waiting for you when you arrive we strongly recommend you telephone or Email the owner a few days before your arrival to make sure it will be there for you. In 99% of cases this will just be purely precautionary, but bait is such an important part of your holiday that it’s only sensible to take every step to avoid problems.
Mas Bas have four complete sets of tackle (each with 4 rods and reels) available for hire. A full set consists of rods, reels, rod pod, swingers, alarms, landing net and carp cradle. These sets do not include terminal tackle. Bed chairs, bivvies and scales also need to be hired separately if required.
- Each set is 180€ for a week, with a 300€ deposit.
- Individual items are 30€ each (apart from the landing net and unhooking mat which together are 30€).
- All individual items have a deposit of 30€.
- For example; unhooking mat and landing net + rod pod + bivvy = 90€, plus 90€ deposit
To reserve any item please contact the owner direct in advance of your trip. The owners email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked. You pay the owner in Euros when you arrive.
16 Prowess instinct 3.5lbs test curve (13ft)
4 Sert obsession 3.5lbs (13ft)
16 Daiwa infinity X5000 Bait runner with Clutch
12 Nash SIREN RS7 plus controllers
4 Carp Sounder
16 Nash swingers
2 Fox (Sky pod)
1 Amiaud Stainless steel
(all fit four rods)
3 Amiaud 90cm
3 Prowess 90cm
6 Starbaits / Nash Tackle
1 Nash Titan Viper Olive 1person
1 Rod Hutchinson 2person
1 Fox 1person
1 Mac 2 Umbrella 1person
3 Cradles (supplied for free with a 30€ deposit)
TRI POD & SCALES on request.
The lake also supply unhooking mats and scales with the complete sets of hired equipment.
|Return Visit Discount Available|
|10% offthe venue.|
Visit this lake 2 (or more) times in the same calendar year & get a 10% discount on the return visits!
We have lots of customers who make more than one trip with us and we want to reward that loyalty. Certain venues have agreed to participate in a discount scheme for return trips. This lake is one of those taking part… so book a return trip and get your 10% discount!
- Applies to fishing only & excludes accommodation (if normally booked separately), food, bait etc.
- This offer is not available in July or August
- Members of a group booking who have not visited twice will not be eligible for the discount
- This offer is only valid for return trips taken in the same calendar year and cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or special discount applied to this lake
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