Matt Hayes back on TV - and you decide what he fishes for!

Fishing celebrity Matt Hayes has this week been signed up by the Discovery Channel for a new television series.

Angling Times first revealed that Matt had filmed a pilot called ‘24 Hour Rod Race’ in the Spring, and as a result of that initial recording, the project has now been commissioned for screening by Sky in 2012.

And AT readers can also play their part in the series by voting for the shows they want to see made.

A delighted Matt said: “It’s great news to be back working with Discovery – anglers have been asking me for a long time when we’d be making something new and this is a project I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into.

“And to celebrate the programs we’re asking Angling Times readers to vote for the shows you want me to create. I want to make this the greatest series we’ve ever produced – a series where anglers are involved from start to finish.”

*To have your say in the species Matt fishes for, see the latest copy of Angling Times - out today!