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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 5th Aug to Sat 12th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
Stanley Watkins
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Very much under fished and should have had a lot more fish. This was due mainly to me suffering from heart failure and consequently was recovering for two days from the two day drive from Caen. Two caught, two lost, not particularly big but good fighters never the less. Common Carp 16lb 4oz, Goldfish 13lb 4oz.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Quest baits Rajah Spice, and Gilles' own boillies. Both hair rigged with a large floating fake sweetcorn tip.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Having been several times before we knew what to expect and as usual were not disappointed.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, extremely happy.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without doubt. Especially someone with a family who are not necessarily into fishing. The remoteness of the venue, and the walks, and peace and quiet, and the availability of the swimming pool all go toward making this an all round family venue. The local town is only 15 minutes drive away and has everything needed, Supermarket, Pizza House, and Restaurant.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. I have done several times.

General comments:
Although I was very ill at the time, it was still a relaxing holiday.


Holiday date:
Sat 15th Jul to Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Michael Swingler
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
430lbs fish. Average weight 21lbs. Largest 31lbs, 2x30lbs. Very satisfactory. Fished 5 evenings for 3 or 4 hours and 2 mornings for 3 hours. Used 3 active rods.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Boilies supplied by Gilles very satisfactory. Tried others from local shop but no better result. Used a bait boat to access water under left and right hand willow trees.

Many good fish in the shallow area by the islands can be easily accessed with free lined snowman boilies but controlling the running fish is difficult

Were the facilities what you expected?
Accommodation is clean but basic. Facilities adequate. Location is superb. A great place to fish and relax. Finding the place initially greatly facilitated by using coordinates on google maps sat nav
Were you happy with them?
Yes. Great welcome from Gilles who is always very helpful
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, to a couple who wish to combine some fishing and some sightseeing. Serious fishermen and families with children should book the main lake
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Angling lines should increase their promotion of fly drive and tackle hire on this location. Saving a gruelling drive and hiring good tackle is a great option to this location!


Holiday date:
Sat 1st Jul to Sat 8th Jul 2017
Name of customer:
David Haywood
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
3x30lb+mirror carp beautifull condition, 5×common carp up to 26lb, 5×grass carp up to 23lb plus 1 surprise goldfish of 12lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
The best tactics are to do exactly what gilles says and you will catch fish, I left some of my boilies out in the sun to dry and harden a bit it dosent bother the carp but stops the poisson chat eating them so quick, also I would take some korda boilie shrink wrap that stops the poisson chat all together but still lets the boilie flavour out.

Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were excellent, could not be better.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes we hope to be going again next year with some friends but on the main lake
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Thanks to gilles and sharon they have made a very memorable week for us, they made us very welcome and are always available if you need anything. Listen to gilles he knows his stuff, they are his lakes and fish after all.


Holiday date:
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Nigel Wolters
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
18 fish at Lotus lake.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Hard baits to stop the small cat fish.

Were the facilities what you expected?
We had a viewing of the main lake and house. This is an excellent facility. Rooms are spacious and the view from the house across the lake is stunning. I would fully recommend this venue. The guys that used the house the week we were on Lotus lake had many big fish from Main Lake.
Were you happy with them?
Gillies is very helpful and knows his lakes, follow his advice and catch fish through your holiday.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes for main Lake and House not for the house at willow (Lotus) Lake but Lotus Lake fishing was fine.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Not at this time

General comments:
All my comments should be used as a guide only, we were not happy with Willow Cottage but the Lake produced good quality fishing.


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.



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