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Carp fishing in France with accommodation at Mas Bas
Mas Bas is sited on an old 80 acre farm estate. Set in a stunning valley in the heart of rural south west France, the privacy of the site offers excellent carp fishing in a tranquil environment. It attracts both serious anglers and because of the excellent facilities on site it's extremely popular for family groups too.
It's specimen carp fishing here as there are carp to 55lbs with an excellent head of 30's and 40's too. There is excellent accommodation right on the lakeside, so close you can fish from your bedchair on the veranda. A private swimming pool tops everything off, you just can’t help but fall in love with this venue.
The main house can sleep a maximum of 10/11 people. There are three bedrooms on the first floor and also a further two bedrooms (one with en suite) on the lower ground floor which are available at an additional cost, just tick that you require them when getting a quote online.
There's also Mas Bas Lotus Lake to take a look at, it is the main lake's smaller sister, again with lakeside accommodation and it's own swimming pool.
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.
'Mas Bas is a little piece of heaven on earth!!! Open the upper bedroom window overlooking the main lake early AM and gaze across the sunflower filled fields, steaming lake, jumping carp, buzzards circling and get reconnected with inner nature. Peace, tranquility, relaxation, a happy wife and family and tremendous carp action mixed in ... a recipe for a happy holiday.'
Francis Reid, September '15
There are 2 lakes on the complex (Main Lake 5 acres & Lotus Lake 1.5 acres) both can be booked privately and exclusively . The lakes are 35 years old and still contain some of the original stock fish.
The Main Lake's largest carp, depending on the season, varies from 49 to 55lb. With a total of around 210 carp in the Main Lake there are plenty of carp to aim at and catch rates are good.
Depths vary from 2m to as little as ½m in the shallows where carp can be regularly seen cruising and foraging for food amongst the lily pads. Stalking carp in these areas is very popular with regular visitors. The lake offers plenty of margins and features. Large willows dip into the lake to the right of Lake house, a favourite hot spot, but there are many more along both margins and a small island to one side is also attractive to the carp.
Because the accommodation is so close to the lake the house swims get fished most regularly (you can fish from the veranda!). However, there are swims elsewhere around the lake for bivvies too. Fish well and you’ll get the rewards.
A maximum of 4 anglers in total can fish the Main Lake at any one time.
IMPORTANT NOTE; A French fishing licence is required at this venue. This will be arranged for you by the owner and is included in the price.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
Venue Siret No; 441 341 427 000 33
The Main Lake is the larger of the 2 lakes on the complex and this stunning lake has around 210 hard fighting carp up to mid 50's.
Stock includes two 50's, around 8 x 40's and lots of 30's, with the bulk being mid 20's.
The lake also has pike to 1.2m long, Zander to 15lb and Black Bass to 10lb. Tench, roach, bream and perch are also present.
Each year the owner adds a few more carp as part of his ongoing management programme.
Mas Bas cannot always be regarded as a “runs” water… but when you’re fishing for fish to mid 50's it’s definitely worth the effort.
A sheltered lakeside terrace leads into a large well equipped American kitchen/dining area with terracotta tiled floor. French windows lead out onto a large balcony with tables and chairs, flower tubs etc.
The sitting room area has a wood burning stove, stereo and L shaped leather sofa. There is also a Satellite TV (with basic English channels) and DVD player here. Large glazed doors lead out to the front of the house. Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the shower room with w.c. and vanity unit, a bathroom with w.c. and vanity unit, two double bedrooms (both with lake views) and a twin bedded room. Bed linen, including sheets & towels, is included.
The main house sleeps 6 but a further mattress can be added in the twin room for children under 10 if neccessary. There are also a further two bedrooms (available at an additional cost) on the lower ground floor. Including these two further bedrooms the property can sleep a maximum of 10/11 persons.
You will find a laundry room on the lower ground floor which provides the cleaning facilities - washer, dryer etc.
Lake House has its own private swimming pool and also a badminton net and boules area all for the use of all guests behind the property.
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.
The Additional Bedrooms;
There is the option to hire (at additional cost) the lower level rooms which were newly renovated in 2015. This consists of a further double bedroom with en suite and a twin room. There's also a small seating area with glass double doors opening out on to the courtyard.
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.
As well as the facilities on site, there's also horse riding and tennis 4km away.
The area is rich in historical interest with neighbouring villages dating back to the 12th century; the main towns of Agen 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 good but reasonably priced country restaurants.
All this makes Mas Bas one of the best destinations for Carp fishing in France with accommodation.
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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