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Mas Bas Main Lake
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Customer feedback from Mas Bas Main Lake

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Holiday date:
Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019
Name of customer:
Terry Leggatt
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
93 fish caught 4 x 40's biggest 47, 31 x 30's, 51 x 20's and 6 under 20.

By far the most fish I have ever caught from a venue in a week, absolutely fantastic session. Mainly mirrors with commons and grass carp.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fishing boilies over pellets, simple rigs, nothing too complicated. They just kept coming, I struggled to keep three rods in the water.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Mas Bas has fantastic facilities, house and pool are great , house is equipped with everything you could need for a very comfortable stay. Hosts were fantastic too, great advice from Gilles and Sharon, could not do enough for us.
Were you happy with them?
Yes exceeded all our expectations.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes 100%
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Again yes 100%

General comments:
Great session only fished days up to 2000 then had to sleep to recover lol.

Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019 Terry Leggatt 46lb

Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019 Terry Leggatt 47lb

Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019 Terry Leggatt  


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
Garry Rayment
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Garry Rayment Snr
Sunday 21st
1 x small tench,
20lb mirror
Monday 22nd
24lb 7oz mirror
24lb mirror
18lb common
Tuesday 23rd
No fish 42.5 degrees Celsius
Wednesday 24th
18lb mirror
18lb 6 oz common
40lb mirror
24lb mirror
Thursday 25th
39 degrees Celsius
19lb 10oz mirror
Friday 26th July
22lb common
21lb mirror
23lb common
21.lb 2oz mirror

Garry Rayment Jnr
Mirror carp 30lb 10oz



Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Day fishing only, 2 days over 40 degrees c, best times between mid morning and early afternoons.
2 x 20mm raja spice boillies “rapped” topped with fake corn, fishing close to the far bank.


Were the facilities what you expected?
More than I expected, excellent.


Were you happy with them?
Yes excellent
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely yes

General comments:
This property was more than I expected, the the view of the lake and surrounding countryside is amazing, photos just don't do it justice. Loved this place, as did my family.
Many thanks to Gilles, Sharon and Angling Lines
2 best fish
Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019 Garry Rayment 30lb 10oz
Biggest carp caught
Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019 Garry Rayment 40lb


Holiday date:
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Stephen Clark
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
Another great week at Mas Bas main lake, 74 fish landed biggest being 42.8lb.
Weather cool and breezy at the beginning of the week with temperatures rising to near 30 degrees as the week went on. 15 fish lost and had a few tench, bream and chat.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fishing to the far margin and island produced the most fish. Only 2 fish caught from the fountain which was surprising as this area has been very good for me before.
Double 20mm boilies to make it harder for the chat. Don't over feed as it brings in the nuisance fish.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities in good order as usual, nice new sun beds.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely not as its getting too popular.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Big thank you to Gilles and Sharon, always available if required and great to chat to over glass of wine.

Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Stephen Clark  

Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Stephen Clark  

Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Stephen Clark  


Holiday date:
Sat 13th Apr to Sat 20th Apr 2019
Name of customer:
Tom Bester
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
There was only 1 angler in the end who caught a total of 30 fish, this was fishing days only (no night fishing) and going out some days too. All grass, common and mirror carp ranging from 20-30lb, I achieved a PB with a common weighing in at 36lb 1oz!

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fished the first day with 6-8 inch rigs and caught nothing. Advised to try longer rigs so switched to 11-12 inch rigs and caught 9 fish in a day! Best tip is listen to Gilles, he knows his lake!

Were the facilities what you expected?
We had everything we needed during our stay and we’ll maintained facilities. Very comfortable beds.
Were you happy with them?
Gilles and Sharon were great hosts, nothing was too much. We did not want for anything during our stay.

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

Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely 100%, already have!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.

General comments:
All our family fell in love with the place. A perfect holiday for my 40th birthday! Could not think of anywhere better to spend it as a keen angler.

Sat 13th Apr to Sat 20th Apr 2019 Tom Bester 36lb 1oz

Sat 13th Apr to Sat 20th Apr 2019 Tom Bester 23lb 11oz

Sat 13th Apr to Sat 20th Apr 2019 Tom Bester 26lb 2oz


Holiday date:
Sat 6th Apr to Sat 13th Apr 2019
Name of customer:
Daniel Mcintyre
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
We had 124 fish between 4 of us during the week without any of us fishing that hard. The average size was roughly mid 20s with the biggest fish of the week being 42lbs. Only one word for it and thats Carnage !!!

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
If im being honest, it really didnt matter what tactic we used or what bait we used., between the 4 of us we caught on pretty much anything.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were spot on.
Were you happy with them?
Was happy with facilities, heating wasnt working on arrival in the house, but credit to Gilles who sorted us some fire wood straight away.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Depends on what the friend wants, if they want alot of action and plenty of fish then 100% . If there looking for more of a challenge then maybe not. The venue is in the most stunning setting.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Overall I can have no bad words about the place, Gilles and Sharon were both very helpful and enjoyed my week.

Sat 6th Apr to Sat 13th Apr 2019 Daniel  Mcintyre 42lb

Sat 6th Apr to Sat 13th Apr 2019 Daniel  Mcintyre 36lb

Sat 6th Apr to Sat 13th Apr 2019 Daniel  Mcintyre 32lb 4oz


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Oct to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Name of customer:
Gary Sullivan
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
We are relative novices, having not finished seriously for thirty odd years. Nevertheless, we landed over 20 decent carp in the 5 days we were there (sadly, our trip was curtailed due to the loss of a very close friend), and this included 3 carp of over forty lbs, 2 at 43 lb, and one at 42 lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Well snowman rigs worked, but single boilies wrapped, accounted for most of the fish. The far bank to the left of the main house accounted for the 42 pounder, but the others came from around the aerator. The swim to the right of the aerator, towards the shallow end of the lake also produced good sport, but the silt is very deep there, so try lighter leads, and be sure to move the bait when you have cast out.

We had limited issues with catfish (the area to the right corner by the house does seem to hold a number) and no chat at all.


Were the facilities what you expected?
This was our third visit in 2 years, and the house is always well prepared.
Were you happy with them?
Mas Bas is a fantastic venue for a family or large group of adults who wisb to combine fishing with a relaxing, in the sun holiday.

The location is nothing short of spectacular, and most mornings we would just comment about how fortunate we were to have the opportunity to see nature at its best.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Sadly, I would definitely recommend Mas Bas to a friend, but that means likely it will become more difficult to book for myself!

Gilles and Sharon are excelleng hosts, very knowledgeable, very attentive, discrete yet there when you need them!

I seriously doubt there are many other carp venues which are as picture perfect as Mas Bas, where you can enjoy great fishing whilst also being able to enjoy two swimming pools and so on.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, we have found Anglinglines very helpful and understanding over the years......and the good news, is we have two further trips to Mas Bas scheduled for 2019!

General comments:
What can I say? My mate turned up earlier in the year, having not fished for a long long time. After two trips to Mas Bas, he's gone crazy, spent a load of dosh on tackle, and spends most of his days watching carp fishing videos! All down to Mas Bas!


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Sep to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Name of customer:
Alan Elliott
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Unfortunately there was only 2 of us fishing as one person could not make it in the end. We had 21 fish in the end biggest at 32lb 14 oz. One Koi at 14lb and one grassy at 19lb 10oz all the rest were 20lb plus including a pike of 18lb and another grassy at 20lb 10oz.
One real problem is the Poisson chat we had in the region of 40 and these were specimens up to 12inches long.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We were advised to use Urban baits red spicy fish and nutcracker and mesh them so we did but this does not deter the Poisson chat, what they do is suck the bait out of the mesh. I'm not saying don't use them as we caught a few fish on them and they do work but we found rock hard pop ups the best.

When we arrived at the venue we noticed the water down approximately 1 1/2 feet the venue is virtually flat with no features, you can see this yourselves through articles on the Angling lines web site, we mainly fished to the far bank and open water to the left of the jetty where on this occasion the aerater was placed so fishing from the jetty was a not happening unless you fished at 90 degrees to the jetty along both margins. As already said the water was down about 1 1/2 feet so even the margin swims were unfishable to such an extent that to the right hand side of the jetty part of the lake up the end had dried up.

Back to where we placed our baits, when standing on the veranda outside the house you have a willow on the opposite bank with a small gap between the willow and the tree to the right of it, the bottom is hard here so the lead does not really plug in, fish approximately 10 yards off this or closer. Moving along again to the right you will see 3 reddish bushes this will also produce. As I have already mentioned open water to the left of the jetty will produce but the mud is thick and leads will plug in quite heavily but if you lead around there is a hard patch. The left hand side of the island did not produce anything all week but this has been mentioned before in the feedback section, I'm sure it has its day though.


Were the facilities what you expected?
We took our wives with us and we were disappointed with the facilities especially after reading so many other feedbacks and seeing the pictures on the web site.

Starting outside, when our friends arrived on the Saturday (earlier than we did) they noticed the patio area had not been cleaned, I know they arrived earlier than they should have but Gilles could have asked them to come back a little later when the cleaning had been completed but he didn't, our friends and myself and my wife ended up cleaning and washing the patio when we arrived at 6.45pm. The pool area was reasonably clean, all be it the weeds coming through the flagstone tiles, but the most disheartening thing was the black mould around the waterline at one end of the pool. The chairs were also mouldy as were the covers. The underneath of the veranda roof could also have been swept to get rid of cobwebs and insects. Again we ended up cleaning it. There is a handrail going downstairs to the lower accommodation. The top part of it as you walk down has come away from the wall and this is very dangerous and was mentioned to Sharon. Around the back you have a deck area where you could sit but is in such a state of disrepair you were worried to walk on it plus there were nails sticking up, a hazard for small children. Inside the house the kitchen cupboards could do with being replaced, they actually have no bottoms to them so pots and pans sit on the floor, not hygienic at all especially when you have mice as would be expected in such a rural area. The stereo has only one speaker working and the hand controls for the t.v etc had to have the batteries replaced as they did not work. The upstairs is pretty okay with the bedrooms and bathrooms being clean and tidy. However, in the bathroom with the shower, the sink plug does not work because there is no seal on the plug so you have to keep filling the bowl up or have a very quick wash. The shower was adequate but very small. There are no fly screens on any of the bedroom windows, which means being unable to have the windows open on warm nights. There are also no fans at the property to help with keeping the bedrooms cooler, nor was there any offer to provide any if we had wanted them.

Were you happy with them?
On the whole it wasn't too bad, what must be remembered this is a venue for not only anglers, but families, and the things which have been mentioned could be off putting for certain people. One thing which I would like to also say is that Gilles only appeared on the Saturday our friends arrived and we did not see him after that, it would of been nice to have met him as we didn't turn up till later and to talk about the lake and tactics.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
As a family venue yes, if they don't mind the things mentioned. It's a long drive to the venue, and if you don't mind the long journey that's fine but 2 of us chose to fly and rent a car from Bergerac airport. It's quite an easy journey through lovely countryside and you get to hire the tackle from Gilles anyway.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
As long as you don't mind the comments then yes I have been assured that all the things mentioned will be addressed.

*Angling Lines note* We did speak to customer at length regarding this feedback as it is in such contrast to all other feedback recieved this season. Some of the complaint is factually incorrect - there are three fans in the main house, two in the wardrobe in the blue room and one downstairs. Gilles did call in a couple of times during the week but the clients were out (however he is always at the end of the phone if needed). Other issues have now been resolved. Batteries needing replacing and the plug can be resolved immediately if notified at the time so we always urge clients to give us a call - we'll be happy to put it right straight away.


Holiday date:
Sat 8th Sep to Sat 15th Sep 2018
Name of customer:
Mark Hoggins
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
We arrived at mas bas sunday early hours 9th september and what a cracking week we had everything was perfect we had 49 carp from 21lb to 45lb 13oz. We all enjoyed it fantastic

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We wrapped our baits but wasn't working so went back to basics and never looked back fish after fish using spicey boilies by starbaits never used before but never let us down 9kg used over the 6days

Were the facilities what you expected?
10/10 was so perfect place clean and tidy stunning views and perfect weather but will fly next time as having a good chat with Gilles and finding out how easy it is to get there and looking at the hired fishing gear they provide was good, so we no next time.
Were you happy with them?
It was fantastic and will be back 2020 if have available dates.

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

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

General comments:
Thanks for a brilliant week and smashed my pb from 19lb to a whopping 45lb 13oz which was the catch of the week also, good memories



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