A Bumper Catch At Mas Bas Main Lake

The first week of April saw a bumper catch of 61 fish between 2 anglers on Mas Bas Main Lake, and that was only fishing days! This really is a family venue that can produce the goods. Here is the angler’s report of the week…

‘A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth’ at Mas Bas

An interesting and detailed feedback from Frank Reid after his recent trip to Mas Bas Main Lake, a 5 acre water with lakeside gite and swimming pool… Holiday date: Sat 5th Sep to Sat 12th Sep 2015 Name of customer: Francis Reid Number of anglers: 3 Details of your catches: 2 Anglers (Frank and Graham) caught 40 Carp in […]

Travelling To Venues and Keeping A Clear Head

Paul Cooper shares his advice to those of you travelling to venues located further down in to France… Travelling to France can be a tedious affair. Especially with venues further down the country, lakes such as Mas Bas or Holly Pools, where you enjoy the warmer southern climate. With a long tiring journey more often than not you […]

A New Venue Video For Mas Bas

An updated venue video for Mas Bas Main Lake has been well overdue! We visited early October for four days of fishing and filming. Bridget managed two forties in an hours early morning fishing on the second day, you’ll see all this and more in the video. Like what you see? For more information on […]

A New PB at Mas Bas

Mas Bas has had some cracking feedback through the past couple of weeks, here’s the latest… Holiday date: Sat 6th Sep to Sat 13th Sep 2014Name of customer: Francis ReidNumber of anglers: 2Details of your catches: 1 x 40, 5 x 30, 21 x 20, 5 doublesYour best tactics/bait/rigs: 8 to 10 inch long KD IQ rigs with 4 micro barb korda […]

The perfect getaway holiday – with big fish!

Anglers Mail editor Tim Knight recently spent a week at Mas Bas, here’s his article following the trip… EVER tried finding and then enjoying a holiday where you get enough good fishing in, and the non-angler/s with you are equally well catered for? It isn’t always easy to get the balance right! I can put […]

Lake Netting at Mas Bas

On January 1st 2014, Gilles decided that it would be a good idea to drain down the main lake at Mas Bas, to take stock and remove the irritating bream, catfish and the surplus grass carp that have been an annoyance over the past several years. So whilst the majority of the world were nursing […]

The Surprising History of Mas Bas

Below tells the history of Mas Bas, a complex of two lakes with beautiful french gites. It now holds carp to over 50lb, but it was originally built for something else entirely… In 1967 French farmer and JCB driver Simon Betoulieres, had an idea and purchased, for very little money, an area of sodden land […]

An Angling Honeymoon at Mas Bas

Mas Bas is an 80 acre farm estate with two lakes. Set in the heart of rural south west France, the privacy of the site offers tranquil family holidays with the added bonus of excellent carp fishing. Beautiful accommodation, swimming pool and specimen carp fishing – you can’t help but fall in love with this venue. […]

One of the Big Mirrors banked at Mas Bas!

In March we stocked two new 50’s here at Mas Bas and it certainly hasn’t taken long for one of them to make an appearance for our anglers. Franck Consato was the clever/lucky angler to land one of the mirrors this week at 53lb 2oz! For more information, videos and feedback on Mas Bas follow […]

Stocking Update at Mas Bas – Two New Fifties and a Forty!

Spring seems to have finally sprung at Mas Bas. The weather has been absolutely atrocious over the past couple of months. We have had rain virtually every day and Gilles has impatiently been waiting for the opportunity to drain down the main lake and remove all the surplus grass carp which have become more and […]

A Different Approach to Carp Fishing

A Different Approach… by Salv Licata Most, if not all, anglers head to France with a single minded mission to capture a monster carp & I suppose I’m no different… it’s something anglers all dream of and it’s something that seems to be more readily available in France.  However, if I’m brutally honest, a lake record […]

Coypu – A Real Danger for Carp Lakes in France

Cute but contemptible! Constant battle with contemptible Coypu! Here at Mas Bas we have a running battle with Coypu so here’s an update showing just what damage they can do! Every 2 years or so we have to rebuild the walkway between our beautiful carp lakes, because they have burrowed and collapsed areas the bank. […]

We welcome 2 new carp at Mas Bas

This week the Main Lake at Mas Bas welcomed two new arrivals, a lovely 25lb mirror and a very pretty  17lb 8oz red carp. Lets hope they both settle in well to add even more excitement to next seasons fishing.

The big willow at Mas Bas gets a haircut!

With the temperature still up around 20° in the afternoon, the south west remains the warmest area of France. Making the most of this Indian summer Gilles decided to tackle a big outside job here at Mas Bas and called in Ivan the tree ‘hairdresser’. He definitely made his mark on the trees around willow […]

Mas Bas review by The Rangers Fishing Team

After months of planning and preparation it was finally time for me (Steve) to head from Manchester to Bristol to pick up the others. On arrival at Bristol I picked up Andrew (Angler) and Kerry (non-angler) and spent the night at James’ to get a fresh start to head to Dover first thing in the […]