Matthew 'Matt' Hayes (born 24 November 1961 in Smethwick, UK) is a renowned British angler who has been making television angling programmes for the last 20 years featuring mainly on the digital TV channel, Discovery Real Time. Due to his television work and the numerous fishing articles he has written, Hayes is one of the UK's most famous and recognisable anglers. He is often seen on TV alongside his fishing companion and fellow programme contributor Mick Brown. He has a Law degree from Wolverhampton University and he currently lives in Shropshire, the UK. In his early years on his program 'Total Fishing with Matt Hayes', his co-presenter was Jan Porter. He has written a weekly column in the Angling Times for almost ten years and is the current 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' or 'Sir Michael'. 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.
|Date of birth|
|November 24th, 1961|