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 far-reaching programme, Matt initially fishes in Le Mans, France, for carp and catfish, and tries a spot of night-fishing. Back in the UK, at Symonds Yat in Monmouthshire, he proudly catches barbel and chub. We then go to Italy, where Matt finds a variety of carp, and lastly to Spain, where he and his team hook some monstrous catfish. Along the way, we are introduced to a number of European fishing experts and some wacky new baits, and we witness some very exciting moments, most notably Matt's epic struggle with a seven foot, 150lb catfish.