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Mas Bas Main Lake
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6h 23m St Malo


Customer feedback from Mas Bas Main Lake

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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:
Cleanliness:
Overall:

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


Holiday date:
Sat 25th Aug to Sat 1st Sep 2018
Name of customer:
James Harford
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
40 fish in total, biggest 43lb, fishing days only

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Hardened hookbaits, wrapped, plus tigers worked best.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, first time in the main house after staying several times at Lotus. Wonderful house, fab location and lake, stunning and peaceful.
Were you happy with them?
Everything was great.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Great week, thoroughly enjoyed, thanks for letting us stay.


Holiday date:
Sat 18th Aug to Sat 25th Aug 2018
Name of customer:
Davina Higginson
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
11x 20's
8x 30's
3x 40's
1x Grassy

I only fished 4 to 5 hours a day as the weather was lovely, mid 30's most the week, so I spent most afternoons having a chill out by the pool and a few beers! We also had a few trips out to the local towns (which we highly recommend, the local scenery is superb)!

No need to fish at night as the early morning and evening were great bite times. Fished 2 rods most the time as we have several double runs and trying to get 2 fish on the bank with just one angler was tricky, the girls did a great job helping out with the photos and helping me unhook and weigh the fish!

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
I baited regularly with Urban Baits Spicy Red Fish and Nutracker, 5-10 baits over each spot every 15 or so minutes. Bites came really quick, you will know if you are in the wrong as you won't get a take within half an hour

Simple D-Rigs with size 4 Krank hooks and double bottom 22mms worked well. I even used triple bottom baits at times to combat the poisson chat and still got bites. Only 2 fish caught on balanced Tigers.

I fished most the week from in front the house, the best spots were the aerator (when it was turned on), middle of the lake and the far margin, casting slightly to the left.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities inside and outside were great. Kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. We used the BBQ almost every night.

The unhooking mats, weighing tripod etc was brilliant; made weighing so much easier.
Were you happy with them?
Yes!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely! Giles and Sharon were fantastic, friendly hosts.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely, Angling Lines were great from start to finish.

General comments:
Overall a superb holiday. We stopped half way on the travel down, we stayed in Orleans Friday night and arrived on the Saturday afternoon. The drive is a fair way from Calais, but the roads are clear and easy to follow.

Sat 18th Aug to Sat 25th Aug 2018 Davina  Higginson 45lb


Holiday date:
Sat 28th Jul to Sat 4th Aug 2018
Name of customer:
Dave Atkinson
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
With the weather being excessively hot up to 40 deg we thought the fishing would be difficult, this was not the case we caught 108 fish in total and each of the 3 main anglers had a forty, at times we did not have time to put are drop back indicators on before we had a run, we had several doubles and 2 x triples on the bank, the main action was during the day, so fishing at night was not required.
Total catches 3 x 40s 11 x 30s 57 x 20s 37 x teens (this included 2 x koi)

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Best baits, balanced tiger nut or red spicy fish boilies over a bed of pellet/boilies and particle, fished close to the margins and in open water.
End tackle 6 to 10 inch hook link, 3 oz lead to a size 2 hook worked best for us


Were the facilities what you expected?
As this was our second visit to Mas Bas we knew what to expect, the addition of the down stairs accommodation was very nice, the facilities were excellent
Were you happy with them?
Yes

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:
As before Giles and Sharon are very helpful and nothing is to much trouble, they even supplied us with a new fan when one we had stopped working. Great hosts
Dave best for the week
Sat 28th Jul to Sat 4th Aug 2018 Dave Atkinson 44lb 6oz
Rees best for the week
Sat 28th Jul to Sat 4th Aug 2018 Dave Atkinson 43lb 15oz
Lee best for the week
Sat 28th Jul to Sat 4th Aug 2018 Dave Atkinson 43lb 10oz


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018
Name of customer:
Ian Forrest
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Hard weeks Fishing with 30 degree sunny weather everyday but managed to get 39 fish our biggest of 39lb with several other 30’s

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Plastic popped up sweetcorn with regular baiting intervals. Also got a few on the spicy and nutcracker boilies.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected, didn’t put a Bivvy up all week just fished and slept under the veranda. The ladies loved it being so close to us with us all having a very social week. A few dinners interuppted by a screaming reel which always went down with a few cheers!!
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Already have done so, passed the details on to a few already after they saw our photos.

General comments:
Cracking venue really is the perfect compromise between fishing and a family holiday when everyone can stay together but do there own thing.

Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Ian Forrest 37lb

Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Ian Forrest 38lb

Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Ian Forrest 39lb


Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018
Name of customer:
Rebecca Tolhurst
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
We had 64 fish in total -
x17 Doubles
x31 20's
x15 30's
an x1 40
several grass carp

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We fished to the margins, the right sided shallow bay behind the aerator, midwater and to the right side of the island. Fishing days only, spicy baits worked best.
Size 4 hooks
Long rigs
Small amount and steady baiting
We had around 20 poisson chat for the whole week, not a problem just make sure you wrap your baits and if you have several little beeps on a rod just make sure you redo it.
We had several double takes and a few fish taking it on the drop.
If the weather gets too hot be sure to look around the lake as we found them far left on one day.

Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were beyond expectation. Very clean and tidy, could not fault the venue or the hosts. Everything we needed was available.
Plenty of shade with the large veranda, really needed when the temperature hits over 30 degrees.
The pool is clean and refreshing and the outside areas a great place to sunbathe and BBQ
Were you happy with them?
More than happy with everything. We've been to France several times and have found some places lacking in cleanliness or facilities so were surprised and more than impressed with everything at Mas Bas.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
We would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes we would recommend.

General comments:
Thanks to Gilles and Sharon for everything during our stay. We will definitely be returning.

Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018 Rebecca Tolhurst  

Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018 Rebecca Tolhurst  



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