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Matt Hayes travels along some of Britain’s rivers from source to sea. He meets the locals and learns what fish live in the waters before exploring the many different ways to catch them.

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Season 1
  • {S}01.{E}01: River Ouse - Source
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    S01.E01: River Ouse - Source

    Matt enjoys checking out some free fishing spots in Buckinghamshire before hooking up with angling legend Peter Stone on the River Ouse.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 22/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}02: River Ouse - Upper
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    S01.E02: River Ouse - Upper

    Matt hooks up with angler Trevor Johnston on the Ouse before checking out the Cooper museum. Further down the river he finds the perfect place to tempt tench.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 22/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}03: River Ouse - Mid
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    S01.E03: River Ouse - Mid

    Matt Hayes continues down the Ouse, where he talks pole fishing and pike with Ken Walker and tries his luck in a weir pool in St Ives.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 23/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}04: River Ouse - Lower
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    S01.E04: River Ouse - Lower

    Matt wets his line in the Fens, before cycling to Ely and landing zander caught on a lure. But can he hook a monster fish?
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 23/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}05: River Ouse - Sea
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    S01.E05: River Ouse - Sea

    As he completes his journey down the Ouse, Matt uncovers an exceptional spot for bream, and explores the subtle differences between different types of maggot.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 24/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}06: Severn - Source
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    S01.E06: Severn - Source

    Matt's first stop is Llyn Clywedog, where he gets tips on tying flies from Welsh international Gwillian Hughes, and then sets off in search of Severn grayling.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 24/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}07: Severn - Upper
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    S01.E07: Severn - Upper

    Matt finds an early Victorian salmon ladder and weir pool irresistible for a splash 'n' dash, and explores Abermule's hotspots before talking old school tackle.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 25/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}08: Severn - Mid
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    S01.E08: Severn - Mid

    Matt reaches barbel country, where the size of the fish tests his tackle to the limit, and then heads off to Iron Bridge to build a coracle.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 25/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}09: Severn - Lower
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    S01.E09: Severn - Lower

    Matt starts out at Hampton Loade fishing for barbel on a swimfeeder, and then hooks up with expert angler Mike Burdon from the Barbel Society, at Bevere Lock.
    Duration: 22 Min
    Watch Until: 26/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}10: Severn - Sea
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    S01.E10: Severn - Sea

    Matt completes his 221 mile journey down the River Severn, landing some impressive pike at Stanchard Pit Weir, and meeting some amusing surf-mad locals in Tewkesbury.
    Duration: 21 Min
    Watch Until: 26/05/2019
  • {S}01.{E}11: Shannon - Source

    S01.E11: Shannon - Source

    Matt begins his epic journey down the Shannon fishing for pike with a ghillie. When he heads downriver, will his tackle be tough enough for the monster fish?
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}12: Shannon - Upper

    S01.E12: Shannon - Upper

    Matt and Michael Fitzpatrick enjoy the swim at Tarmonbarry Weir, before Matt's skills are put to the test by some American-style lure pike fishing.
    Duration: 21 Min
  • {S}01.{E}13: Shannon - Mid

    S01.E13: Shannon - Mid

    Matt checks out a local pike competition at Athlone and enjoys a bumper catch of bream at the Meadows stretch. Will his luck hold out further down the river?
    Duration: 22 Min
  • {S}01.{E}14: Shannon - Lower

    S01.E14: Shannon - Lower

    Matt is blown away by the bream on Lough Derg alongside ghillie king David Harris, then he lands some exceptional pike and meets Dan the Zebra and Del the Hermit.
    Duration: 21 Min