Furnace Mill Fishery Limited

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On the 21st October we held our second Matt Hayes Experience Day here at Furnace Mill Fishery.
We had 5 anglers taking part in the day and they all told us that they had a wonderful time. Not only did they get to meet one of their fishing heros they also met Matt Hayes!! ha ha!

The day started with a coffee and a chat when Matt and Ed found out what kind of fishing each person was interested in. They then went down to their swims and set up their tackle. Matt and Ed were on hand all day offering advice when needed and by the end of the day everyone caught the fish they were targetting.

The first person to book their place on this day was Daniel Cooke, from Leicestershire, this was a surprise birthday present for him and judging by the smile on his face he had a great day!

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Ryan Warner, from Essex, was after big carp and was rewarded with a fine common carp amongst others.
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Paul Griffiths from Oldham was keen to improve his match fishing skills and he caught a good variety of fish. Paul was the most quiet spoken of the group and I think he may have been a little camera shy too as I didn't manage to take too many photos of him!
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Now we get to Richard Round from Rowley Regis.... well what can I say about Richard! He could possibly have been the most excited about meeting Matt. As soon as he knew that he had a place booked he came to check us out and his enthusiasm was infectious.
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Last but not least we have Fred Simeons, he travelled the furthest coming from Dundee! He stayed at one of the local hostelries the night before and after. I think, judging from his emails and facebook comments, he thought it was an amazing day. Must have been pretty good as both Fred and Ryan have booked again to come in February!
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And finally at the end of the day it was time for more coffee and chat ............
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If you or someone you know would like to join us for one of the Matt Hayes Experience Days please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.