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…
Number of anglers: 3
Details of your catches: 2 Anglers (Frank and Graham) caught 40 Carp in the week Sept 5th to 12th. Due to trips around the local Bastide Towns and restaurants we didn’t fish every day. On Thursday Graham caught 6 fish in an hour and a half. 4 x 40lb mirror carp (largest over 45lb), 8 x 30lb carp including 34 1/2lb Common, 22+ 20lb Carp, several high doubles.
Your best tactics/bait/rigs: Fishing to known hotspots (see feedback book in main house) with 8in to 10in Korda KD and Blowback rigs , Fluoro throughout, size 6 and 8 barbless and micro barb hooks, Rahja Spice 20mm boilies, Korda Shrink Wrapped and Glugged.
Were the facilities what you expected? The facilities were excellent. Sharon and Giles had configured the accommodation for us as a family of 9 including a baby cot. We loved the swimming pool during the hot days (25 to 29), used the barbecue to cook chicken from the local charcuterie, and the lake fishing was better than last year on the same week (34 last year 40 this year). Sharon and Giles are the perfect hosts and go out of their way to help clients achieve an amazing holiday experience. We have already booked again next year.
Were you happy with them? Wake up in the morning and look out onto the valley of sunflowers and steamy lake with jumping carp , buzzards and herons, swifts, a plethora of other wildlife and you’ll know why people go back to Mas Bas. Giles and his Father created a little piece of heaven on earth. So tranquil , Peaceful, relaxing and yet all the carp action anyone could want……..the perfect mix of accommodation and fishing for families and any purist carp fisherman.Accommodation (rated 1-5):
Would you recommend the venue to a friend? Have recommended to everyone and anyone I fish with. Problem is I’m being selfish by not wanting it to become too popular !!!! We travelled by plane to Bordeaux from Gatwick then car to Laroque Thimbaut for provisions then 5 mins down to Mas Bas…..you could be catching 30, 40 and even 50lb carp within a couple of hours!!!
Would you recommend our services to a friend? Yes have already done do, and have rebooked