Matt Hayes

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Matt Hayes
Born Matthew Hayes
Occupation angler

Matthew "Matt" Hayes is a British angler.[1] who is featured in televised angling shows on Discovery Real Time.

He is often seen on TV alongside his fishing companion and fellow programme contributor Mick Brown. He writes a weekly column in the Angling Times and serves as the President of The Carp Society.


Coarse Fishing with Matt Hayes (26 Jun 1995)

He has done a series of TV programmes with fellow angler Mick Brown also known as 'The Duke of Market Deeping', 'Sir Michael' and 'Steptoe'. These programmes include: The Great Rod Race, The Greater Rod Race and Wet Nets. These are both about 30 day challenges from the west coast of Ireland, to the east coast of England.

Matt also starred in the TV series 'Mainstream', travelling down the UK's most famous rivers from 'source to sea', wetting a line or two along the way.

He also starred in 24 Hour Rod Race (Series 1 - June 2012) and also 24 Hour Rod Race (Series 2 - October 2013)) in which he has no companion. Both series involve episodes with Matt being set a target which he has to meet within 24 hours of the task being set.

Also he has starred in the multi-series 'Total Fishing' series.


Matt Hayes Fishing - PC CD-Rom - (2002)(2005) Fishing Computer Game[1]


  1. ^ a b "Let's play: Matt Hayes' Fishing". BBC News. 2002-02-26. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 

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