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Mas Bas Lotus Lake
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Customer feedback from Mas Bas Lotus Lake

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Holiday date:
Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016
Name of customer:
James Harford
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
22 carp, three 26lb, mix, commons, mirrors and a few koi. Maybe a dozen small cats through the week, small pellet maybe didn't help.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Definitely slower this year, but the 36c temps and no wind didn't help. (Apart from the sun tan 😀)

Rhaja Spice 20mm's bottom baits and 15mm Fluoro pop ups snowman style, double bottom baits, size 4 hooks, 10 inch hook links. Bait boat under the willow tree and to the left side of the aerator.

Only fished days and did have a few afternoons off due to the heat and some socialising.

Were the facilities what you expected?
This was our third year at Willow Cottage, it's great for us as our kids are older. The cottage has rustic charm and all rooms are clean and today, the seating area outside and the location of the lake are perfect for a bit of fishing and nice family time. This year we even had a barbecue with the neighbours!
Were you happy with them?
We love Mas Bas, it's a long drive down from Calais (9 hours), but a bit of planning and organisation and its soon become quite a nice drive!

The countryside views and environment at Mas Bas are something quite special, I have no other desire to go any where else really, ticks all my boxes as a venue to take my family and kids. Just booked the main house for 2018 and taking the in-laws, so must be good.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes I would, Mas Bas is a great place for families, the main house is the best for families with younger kids, I think Willow cottage is more accommodating for older kids.

Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Mas Bas service was excellent. Angling Lines could be more flexible on the options to not take up the Ferry or Shuttle options. The price of the holiday has gone up each year, there is a take it or leave it attitude which is a little disappointing after three years of booking and very minimal interaction from Angling Lines.

General comments:
We arrived on the Saturday afternoon, really enjoyed the glass of wine and friendly welcome, Gilles and Sharon are lovely people and we look forward to seeing them again in 2018. main Lake here I come!!

Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 James Harford  

Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 James Harford  


Holiday date:
Sat 4th Jun to Sat 11th Jun 2016
Name of customer:
Nicholas Benson
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
1x 30s
7x 20s
8x doubles

5x Commons
7x Grass
1x Koi
3x Mirrors

Biggest: 33lb mirror


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Long 10 inch rigs, very simple. Standard bottom bait and KD style bottom bait rigs with size 4 micro barbed hooks.

Fishing 20mm Rajj Spice for the first 4 days and baited with the same in order to take smaller fish out of the equation. Struggled to catch the numbers had hoped so change to pop ups at a couple inches and fishing over trout pellet. Number of fish caught increased but size decreased in general. Q

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. The facilities were lovely. Everything you could possibly want for comfort and to cook etc. Only negative is that the pool was far too cold to even consider going in.
Were you happy with them?
The facilities were fantastic. Went above and beyond expectations.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. Sharon and Gilles are the most lovely hosts and will always ensure you are happy. Perfect trip for familys.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. Everything was made simple and easy.

General comments:
As we were flying from the North West of England, we hired the tackle. Absolutely everything hired was extremely good. Very high quality rods and reels and perfect for the venue. I would highly reccomend hiring if flying as all you need to bring with you is basic tackle. And you know the equipment is going to be more than good enough to fish the venue.


Holiday date:
Sat 12th Sep to Sat 19th Sep 2015
Name of customer:
Graham Cliff
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
19 fish in total and only fished a few hours each day
8 x 20 +
11 x 14 +
9 x grass
9 x mirror
1 x common

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Mostly caught on krill 20mm boilies with pop up corn, also used Mag White 20 mm boilies. After Tuesday stopped feeding pellet and stopped catching so many Grass. Fed little and often and caught on two spots, under willow tree on right and to left of the aerator under the bush.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, the house has a "rustic" charm about it and it is very clean and comfortable with everything you would need.
Were you happy with them?
Yes vey happy with the facilities, we loved the location and the comfortable house.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
YES
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely

General comments:
We really enjoyed our week at Mas Bas Lotus Lake the fishing was great, not easy, but I kept working it and it rewarded me. The facilities for fishing make the week a pleasure as you are fishing yds away from the house and even when it rains gear can be kept dry under the gazebo, where you can also eat or have a drink etc and still fish with your rods not 10 ft away from you.

Even though we saw little of Gilles and Sharon they were helpful and friendly and we knew if we wanted them they were only a phone call away. As stated above the house was comfortable and full of charm. You have to accept that when you are in rural France, and you don't get more rural than Mas Bas!! There will be all sorts of critters around!!

Gilles showed us Lake house on the day we left and that is one for the future for us, perhaps a bit large just for two but great for a family.



Holiday date:
Sat 15th Aug to Sat 22nd Aug 2015
Name of customer:
Luke Brooks
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
11 fish hooked, 9 landed biggest 23lb common
2 mirrors
2 commons
5 grass carp

We were the last booking of this year, 28 fish caught the week before and it was very quiet with fish holding up in the snags. Despite not catching much really enjoyed the venue and fishing, shame they weren't feeding. The lake would perhaps benefit from the removal of some of the grass carp as 60% of my overall catch were grass carp. A fair indication of the stock and average size (low doubles)

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Had to shrink wrap baits to avoid the Poissons, tried an alternative bait to Rhaja spice to see if I could get them to drop their guard after a summer of being fished for. It didnt produce, switched to Rhaja spice on the 5th day- made no difference. Fished 24/7 in all the spot Gilles recommended, but will little to show for it. Reading the catch reports in date order seems every other week was a good hit of fish with an off week in between, we got the off week.

Started carefully with single hookbaits and small patches of bait for the first 48 hours, then built the swim little often with boilies and pellet. Stalked a few fish from the snags otherwise the results would have been worse. It also rained heavy the week before which may have impacted the fishing. It was very strange as the main lake was fishing really well.

Were the facilities what you expected?
The location was lovely, very quiet, relaxing and picturesque. The pool and lawn area was great outdoor space for playing with my son (5). The cottage was rustic/traditional and clean. Facilities wifi, tv, washing machine made for a comfortable stay. A couple of table cloths would have been useful to cover the tables for meal time and some large plastic tumblers/plates etc.. handy to avoid taking glass outside. Bedding was crisp clean white and fresh.
Were you happy with them?
Yes overall happy with the facilties
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes for the friendly reception, open spaces and scenery. When the lake is fishing well it would be a great teaching venue for new or young anglers. Great for a combined family holiday. If your after higher average size fish book the main lake.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes the holiday booking process and information made for seamless and hassle free journey. Details of the venue and rules etc were accurate and Gilles and and Sharon are very friendly

General comments:
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Looking forward to booking again on the main lake, which we were shown round before leaving. The lake is private despite sharing a bank with the main lake and willow cottage. Take some citronella candles, as you would expect in summer near water there were quite a few wasps and insects in the evening (especially if the outdoor lights were on). To be expected but the candles helped.
The patio area would have benefitted from the whole area (right of the BBQ) being slabbed to finish off the area.


Holiday date:
Sat 8th Aug to Sat 15th Aug 2015
Name of customer:
Darren Prew
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
16x Grass Carp ranging from 8-22lbs
5x Mirror ranging from 21-27lbs
1x Common 24lbs
8x doubles mix of commons/mirrors

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Air dried hook baits, over a mix of the provided pellets and boilies Rahja Spice.
Boated out to the Willow tree and to the left of the aerator

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Brilliant friendly owners that will help you with anything.
Common
Sat 8th Aug to Sat 15th Aug 2015 Darren Prew 24lb 11oz
Mirror
Sat 8th Aug to Sat 15th Aug 2015 Darren Prew 27lb
Grass carp
Sat 8th Aug to Sat 15th Aug 2015 Darren Prew 22lb


Holiday date:
Sat 1st Aug to Sat 8th Aug 2015
Name of customer:
Shane Westwood
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
8 Carp (inc koi and Grass) of between 12-27lbs in size


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Raj Spice 20mm boilies and pellet. Fish were found at far end of lake so long (110/120+ yard cast ) needed or bait boat to hit the good spots. Weather was hot when we were there so maybe accounted for low catch count, fish were caught normally before 9:30 in the morning, though had rods out all day and late into the evening but not much joy.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Rustic Cottage with comfortable accommodation, great swimming pool, and Wifi and Dishwasher nice extras you don't always get elsewhere. Outside eating area lovely next to the Lake.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Not a great week for catching, so difficult to say I'd recomend it
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Good accommodation and family friendly holiday.
Found the Fishing challenging. Accessible Swims at the end of the lake would have been beneficial. Poisson chat and crayfish were present in water and we caught quite a few so maybe an issue.


Holiday date:
Sat 18th Jul to Sat 25th Jul 2015
Name of customer:
James Harford
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Fishing days only, just myself.
6 x 20's 5 mirrors and 1 common
19 x doubles mostly mirrors and some commons
7 x Grass carp 11-17lb
1 x Golden Koi
4 x Tench all about 4lb
4 x small catfish
3 x poisson chat

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All caught on snowman rigs, 20mm Rahja spice bottom bait and 15mm pop up. 10" hook links, size 4 micro barb hooks. Bait boat under the willow and left to the aerator.

Supplied small pellet this year, caught less grass carp, more mirrors, but did have a challenge with the small cats and I am sure crayfish, hey, that's fishing. Will give the pellets a miss next year and use hardened hook baits and only feed boilies..

Were the facilities what you expected?
All the facilities were great, made some small improvements and little touches which are nice to see.

This was our 2nd visit and it is a fantastic place.
Were you happy with them?
Absolutely, dad gets his fishing lake, my bikini clad assistant had great weather and the kids have freedom. We sit and have food together around the table under the pergola breakfast, lunch and dinner. We would sit and play cards on the bank and have a quiet drink and chill. Marvellous.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, I have done and would l highly recommend Mas Bas for families, yes its a long drive, but its worth it.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling Lines delivered exactly what I wanted, we have already booked for next year.

General comments:
Keep it simple, give them some bait, regularly and don't be shy, they aren't when there hungry.

Counting down the days to next year, my little bit of heaven.

Sat 18th Jul to Sat 25th Jul 2015 James Harford  

Sat 18th Jul to Sat 25th Jul 2015 James Harford  


Holiday date:
Sat 11th Jul to Sat 18th Jul 2015
Name of customer:
Sandra Milner
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Danny Milner Carp count: 1 single, 7 doubles, 5 x 20's ( biggest 28lbs, Mirror), 2 x tench, 1 Bream.

Kenny Milner Carp count: 11 x doubles, 5 x 20's ( biggest 27 lbs Common)

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Took our own bait but didnt realise that there were lots of Crayfish and Poisson Chat in the lake, so spoke to Gilles who advised us to use Rajah Spice 20 mil bollies which can be purchased from Gilles, so no need to take bait with you. Would recommend using plastic baits for night fishing or meshing the baits if fishing through the night.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facitiles were typically French, comfortable and speaking to Gilles and Sharon they are looking to update the house, so will look forward to going back and seeing the changes.

Pool and grounds well maintained and very nice.
Were you happy with them?
Was happy with facilities.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would definitely recommend to a friend and have recommended to a couple of people already.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling lines have been brilliant from the time we booked to the time we came back, nothing has been too much trouble for them and they have answered very quickly my many questions. Excellent customer service, would definitely use again, thank you Angling lines for all your help.

General comments:
We had a few teething problems when we arrived with the wifi and the aerator not working, and whilst wifi wasn't a problem for the two fishing, it was for us in the house, but Gilles got them both repaired quickly, and was very helpful, we will definitely return.

Lovely place Gilles and Sharon.
Mirror carp
Sat 11th Jul to Sat 18th Jul 2015 Sandra Milner 24lb
Grass Carp
Sat 11th Jul to Sat 18th Jul 2015 Sandra Milner 22lb 8oz
Common Carp
Sat 11th Jul to Sat 18th Jul 2015 Sandra Milner 27lb



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