Lake Escapes
In a series of weekend trips Matt Hayes discovers 15 fantastic fishing destinations across Europe and casts his line in spectacular scenery.

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Season 1
  • {S}01.{E}02: France – Carp

    S01.E02: France – Carp

    Top angler Matt Hayes discovers that Le Mans, France is not just a 24-hour race track when he goes fishing for a variety of carp.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}03: Norway – Salmon

    S01.E03: Norway – Salmon

    In Norway's Trondelag region, angler Matt Hayes goes fishing for salmon on the River Gaula.
    Duration: 21 Min
  • {S}01.{E}04: Poland – Pike

    S01.E04: Poland – Pike

    Flying into Gdansk Airport, the Polish leg of Matt Hayes' fishing adventure sees him head to Unichowo Lake in search of pike.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}05: Wales – Sea Trout

    S01.E05: Wales – Sea Trout

    The River Towy in Pembrokeshire, West Wales is Matt Hayes' next destination. From Haverfordwest he heads to the water to fish for sea trout.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}06: Ireland – Brown Trout
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    S01.E06: Ireland – Brown Trout

    Matt Hayes travels to Ireland's famous Lough Corrib in County Galway. He arrives in time for the mayfly hatch in order to catch brown trout.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}07: Sweden – Pike
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    S01.E07: Sweden – Pike

    Matt Hayes stays at the Osel Chalet Fishing Camp in Vestervik for a weekend's pike fishing in Sweden.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}08: Symonds Hat
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    S01.E08: Symonds Hat

    Matt Hayes and well known Belgian angler Ronny de Groot fish for barbell and chub on the River Wye in Symonds Yat on the English/Welsh border.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}09: The Azores
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    S01.E09: The Azores

    Matt Hayes flies to the scenic Island of Faial in The Azores where he takes to his hi-tech fishing boat with the aim of catching some Blue Marlin.
    Duration: 21 Min
  • {S}01.{E}10: Italy
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    S01.E10: Italy

    Expert angler Matt Hayes flies into the famous city of Pisa. He's tempted to relax on the beach, but he's on a mission to find out what Italian carp fishing's about.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}11: Northern Ireland
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    S01.E11: Northern Ireland

    Angling expert Matt Hayes is at Castle Leslie Lake in Northern Ireland, pursuing the ultimate predator fish, the pike. And he's keen to catch a monster.
    Duration: 21 Min
  • {S}01.{E}12: Madeira
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    S01.E12: Madeira

    Intrepid angler Matt Hayes heads to the Island of Madeira into mid-Atlantic waters in search of the spectacular grande wahoo. How will the fishing fanatic fare?
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}13: Lake District
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    S01.E13: Lake District

    Matt Hayes heads to the Lake District. It's particularly famous for sea trout and salmon, but Matt's after pike. He's picked two expert guides to help him.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}14: Holland
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    S01.E14: Holland

    Matt Hayes is fishing for Zander in Holland, with Europe's most renowned predator fisherman, Bertus Rozemeiher. He's keen to master some new techniques during the trip.
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}15: Spain
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    S01.E15: Spain

    Matt Hayes settles on the banks of the River Ebro. He's keen to catch one of the area's infamous catfish which he's heard can reach 200lbs. Will he land a beauty?
    Duration: 22 Min