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Mas Bas Main Lake
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55lb
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6h 23m St Malo


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Holiday date:
Sat 31st Mar to Sat 7th Apr 2018
Name of customer:
Mark Whitworth
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
On Saturday the 31st of March, we arrived at Mas Bas around 4.30pm where we were greeted by Gilles the owner. Gilles had organised our bait for the week, 22mm Ocean baits (Spicy Fish). I had never used this bait before, but over the course of the week, I became really impressed with it. There were only 2 of us fishing the main lake, so we had agreed prior to arriving, one would fish the left side and the other the right hand side and switch over half way through the week.

We rested on Saturday, as it had been a long journey to reach Mas Bas after leaving home around midday on the Friday, something we always tend to do.

My friend Mark had fished the previous year with his family, so had a really good understanding of where the fish were likely to be, he had advised to me bring two landing nets with me, if I’m honest I thought he was mad, but he absolutely wasn’t, as the fishing at times was completely bonkers. We started fishing with three rods, but at times found this impossible, especially around 9.00am in the morning, fishing on the right hand side of the lake.

With some advice from Giles on where to fish, he advised that in some instances, one rod may need to be considered, if I’m honest, I mostly stuck with the three, however Mark preferred to fish with 2, at times though I did switch to two rods, if only for a slight break from the madness. I have never fished a lake that fishes so well in the day time, my experience of French lakes is that they tend to fish well throughout the night, so this was a real surprise, one I was very pleased at, as we never fished beyond 9.30pm and was exhausted by then.

It was great to pull the rods out, have a nice meal, a few drinks and get a really good night’s sleep, fully rested and ready for the next morning.

The facilities are second to none, there isn’t anything negative I can say about this place, I would go as far as saying this is an angler’s heaven, idyllic and perfect.

Giles and Sharon were always on hand should you ever need them for anything, just a text message or a phone call away.
Here is a heads up on where to fish, if you are fishing the left hand side of the lake, put your first rod to the middle of the island, your second rod further around the bank to the right hand side of the island, you will see two trees with a few Green bushes in between them, fish to the middle of the bushes, if you decide to fish three rods, move the final one, to where you can see a wooden post sticking out of the water, aim to get about two metres to the left of the post, aim to get as close to the bank as possible with all 3 rods, a bait boat may be required, however not essential, I tended to use a single boilie and use my throwing stick to get around 8-10 free offerings out there.

If you decide to use a bait boat, DO NOT be tempted to put tons of bait out there, it isn’t needed, we both broke up 4-6 boilie’s and gave 4-5 whole boilies as free offerings, no particles or pellets required, however I am sure you will do your own thing.

If you are fishing the right hand side of the lake, I put my first rod out straight in front of me, in line with the pontoon, probably 10 meters to the left of it, again with a single boilie and 8-10 free offerings with my throwing stick, my second rod would go to the right hand side of the pontoon as close to the bank, around where the final tree is, you don’t have to be to accurate, as the fish will move around picking up your free offerings, I would put my third rod to the left of the big willow tree on the bank, 3rd small tree down on the right hand bank.

Around 9.00am is usually the time it goes mental, so no need to rush to get out of your bed, I tended to get up around 7.30am get myself showered and dressed, have a couple of cups of coffee and some breakfast, then pinch myself at the beautiful scenery around me.

Usually by the time I had put my third rod out, I had already had a fish, that theme continued throughout the day.
If you do decide to night fish, you may have some unwanted visitors, in the form of poison chat, my suggestion would be to switch over to Tiger Nut, as I said we chose not to night fish, but it’s always better to come to this venue prepared.

Giles does have a keep net in the mail lake to put the poisson chat in should you catch any, he will advise on its location to the proximity of the main lake.

We fished from Sunday 31st March through to Thursday 5th April (Day time only)
Our catch report is as follows:
Below 20lb
• 4 Commons
• 1 Mirror
• 4 Grass
• 1 Koi
Above 20lb
• 9 Commons
• 15 Mirrors
• 2 Grass
Above 30lb
• 2 Commons
• 22 Mirrors
Above 40lb
• 4 Mirrors

Total Carp caught 64
15 fish lost at the net
A handful of Poison Chat and a handful of Tench
I also broke my PB with an impressive 46lb Mirror

I’m sure if we had chosen to night fish, we would have comfortably broke 50 fish each for the 5 days of fishing.
Good luck and tight lines, I hope this log of our fishing trip helps in some way.

Best Regards,
Lance

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Weight of my PB
Sat 31st Mar to Sat 7th Apr 2018 Mark Whitworth 46lb 14oz
Mirror Carp my PB
Sat 31st Mar to Sat 7th Apr 2018 Mark Whitworth 46lb 14oz
Koi Carp 19lb 5oz
Sat 31st Mar to Sat 7th Apr 2018 Mark Whitworth  


Holiday date:
Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Alan Hicks
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
We fished days only 2 hours on Sunday afternoon then approx from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday with 3 rods shared between our family
the children also fished - small poles for a few hours each day

36 fish as follows :

Sunday - 32.3 lb mirror
Monday - 22 lb grass , 23.6lb common , 29.3 lb mirror , grass 17.4 lb , 36.8 lb mirror , 4 lb tench to billy on pole
Tuesday - 22lb common , 17 lb common , 27 lb common , 23 lb mirror , 30.5 lb mirror ,* 44.5 lb mirror * 29 lb mirror , 23 lb common , 19 lb mirror , 24 lb mirror , 23.5 mirror , 4 lb bream on pole to billy
Wednesday - 15 lb common , 2.5 bream on pole for harry , 4lb Eel on pole for harry , 32.5 lb mirror , 25.5 lb mirror
Thursday - 28lb mirror , 16 lb grass , 33.5 lb mirror , 27.6 mirror , 28.3 lb mirror , 24 lb common , 26 lb mirror , 29.2 lb mirror
Friday - 22 lb common , 21.3 lb mirror , 29.3 mirror , 24 lb mirror , 15 lb common , 19 lb grass , 32.6 lb mirror , 36.9 lb mirror

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Margins all round, steady baiting, simple rigs, hard baits - snow man

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Great place, great hosts, great fishing, great house, top trip
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Already have

General comments:
Going again next year

Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017 Alan Hicks  

Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017 Alan Hicks  


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Richard Marshall
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
15 fish caught in one week ranging from 19- 42.5lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fished tight to far margin in middle of the big two trees, fished at both sides of the island & stalked up at the narrow end of the lake. Used sticky bait- blood worm & Urban nutcracker. Used longshank snowman rigs & a claw rig with a hardened bottom bait. Used 20mm boilies & Korda boilie shrinkwrap around the hookbaits to deal with the poisson chat. Bait regularly.

Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were really good, everything you need for a family holiday. Supermarket 10 mins away.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definitely.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely.

General comments:
Lovely villa in peaceful surroundings, Gilles & Sharon are great hosts & called in a few times to see how things were going. Gilles has a vast knowledge of the lake & is always there to lend a hand if needed.
Mirror Carp- biggest catch of the week
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 Richard Marshall 42lb 5oz
Mirror
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 Richard Marshall 22lb 5oz
The Villa & Pool
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 Richard Marshall  


Holiday date:
Sat 9th Sep to Sat 16th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Martin Rowan
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
2 Anglers, 63 Fish, 40 Mirror, 9 Common, 13 Grass, 1 Tench. Biggest - Mirror 47.5, Common 38, Grass 22.5


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Spicy Baits work best, Quest Rahja Spice, Gurkka Spice, Gilles own Spicy Fish. Frequent Baiting with Stick, Rigs Korda IQ with Size 6 Micro Barb Kontinental Hooks with 2" Hair, Single / Double Hook Bait Wrapped. Fished between 8am and 8pm

Were the facilities what you expected?
3rd time to this venue, as always facilities are better than you expect.
Were you happy with them?
Only thing you could ask for is a hot tub and some bigger fish, sure this will come in time. Great family holiday, its not all about the size of the fish, this place is very nice and scenic.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
If you want to catch some decent fish in a lovely place this is the place to go!!

The Main Lake House
Sat 9th Sep to Sat 16th Sep 2017 Martin Rowan  
House & Pool
Sat 9th Sep to Sat 16th Sep 2017 Martin Rowan  
Nick with his biggest Mirror
Sat 9th Sep to Sat 16th Sep 2017 Martin Rowan 47lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 26th Aug to Sat 2nd Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Stephen Clark
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
19th Aug - 2nd Sept, 105 fish over 2 weeks, 1 angler with a 2nd stepping in on double takes. 2589lbs of fish, a 42.08 mirror within 3 hours of starting.

63 Fish week 1
42 Fish week 2 (did not fish as much)

6 x 40's
14 x 30's
59 x 20's
24 x Doubles
2 x Singles

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
IQ D rigs 10-12 inch. Poisson Chat are in the lake, not a big problem. Wrap baits or recast every hour. Had around 20 over the 2 weeks.

Red spicy fish boilies supplied by Gilles plus I did take some Rhaja spice with me.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, great facilities, everything required was available. Perfect family holiday.
Were you happy with them?
Yes absolutely. Mind your head on the beams upstairs if you're 6ft 2 like me :)

Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
A massive thank you to Gilles and Sharon, fantastic people and always available to assist. See you next year.

Largest Mirror 45lb
Sat 26th Aug to Sat 2nd Sep 2017 Stephen Clark 45lb
Mirror 42lb8oz
Sat 26th Aug to Sat 2nd Sep 2017 Stephen Clark 42lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 12th Aug to Sat 19th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
Ian Manning
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
I caught 25 mirror carp - ranging from 21lb to 43.5lb.
6 common carp from 15.5lb to 25.5lb.
7 grass carp from 17lb to 23.lb.
1 koi carp at 20lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
I used 20ml rajha spice boilies and bottom baits with a long hook link. Keep baiting to keep the fish interested!

Gilles will give advice on the best spots and he knows what he's talking about. Listen to him! :)

Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected. The house is huge and very comfortable. The t.v has has a lot of channels in French, German and English. The wi fi is actually quite good for a rural spot! The pool and the surrounding valley is amazing. Couldn't ask for better.
Were you happy with them?
Absolutely.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely.. already have.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.

General comments:
Fantastic location and fantastic hosts. Gilles dropped by a few times to see how things were and if we needed anything. If we were in need of something he had no problem sorting it out as soon as he could. Highly recommended for an angling and family holiday combined. Can't wait to go back!


Holiday date:
Sat 29th Jul to Sat 5th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
James Maddox
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Didn't fish that much but even so it was slow compared with two years ago when we fished exactly the same...it was a very hot week and maybe that had something to do with it...caught around 5 carp compared to 25 two years ago.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Standard rigs but catfish were a huge problem.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes all good...
Were you happy with them?
yep

Accommodation (rated 1-5):
Facilities:
Cleanliness:
Overall:

Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:



Holiday date:
Sat 15th Jul to Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Robert Wood
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
Landed 37 carp for a total of over 1000lb for 1 angler

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Keep moving spots to find the fish

Were the facilities what you expected?
Amazing as always. Clean and comfy
Were you happy with them?
The family loved the holiday. Complete paradise. Will be back again and again
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would recommend this place to anyone.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely

General comments:
Amazing holiday great hosts



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