Matt Hayes - regarded as one of the best all-round anglers in the UK - packed his tackle and suitcase for a series of journeys, which took him from the wilds of the Arctic Circle to the warm riverside's of Spain. From airport to lakeside Matt shows viewers how accessible, affordable and exciting weekend fishing breaks can be.
Joining Matt on his travels were some of Europe's top anglers giving him an insider's view on Europe's top fishing destinations. Close to home Matt fished for pike in the Lake District and sea trout on the River Towy in Wales. Casting his net a little wider he also travelled to Madeira to catch the mighty Wahoo, the Azores to fish for Marlin and took his first trip to the Catfish mecca of Mequnienza in Spain, on the banks of the Ebro, where he managed to land a 156lb beauty.
In this programme, we follow Matt as he ventures off on some pike fishing expeditions in the most stunning parts of poland, Sweden, Ireland and the Lake District. Finally he takes us to the lowlands of Holland, where he battles against adversity to catch zander. We meet a number of experts who know all the tricks of the local trade and who accompany Matt on his exciting adventures. We learn an ingenious and effective way to make 'carpet flies', watch a pike fishing competition, endure all kinds of weather in some fantastic surroundings, and discover numerous new and different methods of making that crucial catch.