Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on the Field Days YouTube channel for 2023.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about Field Days to learn more about their adventures around Australia.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Maky and Matt 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Matt afforded his boat

➜ What he makes off YouTube

➜ Where you can meet girls like Maky

➜ What boat he’s often fishing with

➜ How you can gain some freedom like him

Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Before we start, a quick introduction from me…

The Cruising Freedom Author

Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.

I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.

A business model which can allow me to:

➜ Own a catamaran debt-free

➜ Go for weeks without WIFI

➜ Create semi-passive income

➜ Inspire others to dream big

But more on that later… 🙂

Field Days FAQs (April 2023)

I’ve dug into the weeds to help you learn more about this epic couple on YouTube.

Crew Members

Matt Field (31 years old and originally from Perth, WA) which explains the channel name

Maky (age 26 and originally from the Czech Republic) is a social media influencer whose last name I haven’t found.

She isn’t to be confused by another influencer with the same first name who has an OnlyFans account.

Both Matt and Maky met in Bali around 2017 and have been together ever since. Many say that Matt should be mining for diamonds now. 😉

The Boat

Matt owns a tinny with registration number GR532. He has upgraded this with a fish finder and a variety of fishing rods and reels.

But what about the car?

Matt from Field Days also owns a 2002 78 Series land cruiser (BDJ78R) with ‘FIELDDAYS’ as his numberplate, paired with an Alu-Cab lifting roof, UHF radio, bullbar, winch, fridge and solar panels.


Matt Field lives in Ellenbrook, a suburb in the northeastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.

Currently, they are on the road full-time and exploring around Australia, predominantly the Ningaloo Reef and the Kimberly region.

Previously, they were in Indonesia while waiting for Australia’s borders to be reopened throughout 2021.

Past Fishing

Many of his fishing spots have been a closely-guarded secret, however, I may be able to give you some GPS coordinates.

Affording It

What is Matt’s story? How did he afford to do YouTube full-time? Well, he worked hard for several years as a tradie (our Australian slang term for tradesman) and saved up enough to quit his job and travel full-time.

His car and boat cost $75,000 combined, while his living expenses are only around $1,200/month.

Net Worth

You’d be surprised by how much YouTube has quite literally changed his life.

As of 2023, Matt and Maky from Field Days have a net worth of $975,000 Australian dollars.

This is based on the value of their boat and online business.

Maky and Matt have worked hard to curate the best fishing content that’s real, raw and never leaves their audience disappointed.

In fact, they have a viewership far greater than most established fishing shows that have been in production for 20+ years.

Making Bank

Let’s not forget that Maky and Matt take their channel seriously. Through their short time on YouTube, they have built up a full-time income through:

➜ Allowing ads to run on their channel

➜ Building their own store selling merchandise (you can even buy Maky’s own jewelry creations!)

➜ Running their own Patreon account

➜ Brand sponsorships and affiliate links (although they have too many as Matt is VERY picky about which brands he represents)

All in all, Field Days makes around $12,000/month AUD with their YouTube channel which is more than enough to allow them to keep traveling permanently.


I haven’t seen them on any other channels, but Back 2 Basics Adventures is a good friend of theirs.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing them do an episode with YBS Youngbloods!

Big Moments

Some awesome times in their journey include:

➜ Multiple solo survival (catch and cook) episodes

➜ Breaking his foot/ankle and using sticks are crutches

➜ Having a couple of shark and croc encounters

He’s avoided all the unnecessary drama and click-bait content on YouTube. You’ll even notice that his Field Days YouTube thumbnails usually have Maky in a bikini simply to drive views to the videos.

Essentially, Matt has created his channel to emphasize survivalist, freedom and fishing…and we all thank him for being real. Of course, any episode featuring Maky is one worth watching.

Future Plans

Matt and waiting for his foot to recover and will then explore Australia with Maky.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this living legend?

➜ Living on the land is easier than you think

➜ Be willing to take risks to achieve your lifestyle

➜ YouTube can pay well if done properly

➜ Start learning some basic skills today

And of course, find a beautiful European backpacker to join you on your journey. 🤩


I can’t get enough of this channel! It’s raw, beautiful and I always come away feeling more empowered to get out there and explore Australia by boat.

I love how they’ve somewhat segregated their channels too!

If you want the fishing adventures, then Field Days is the one to watch. If you want to see more of Maky, then their Maky and Matt channel is the one to watch.

Either way, you won’t be disappointed. ✌️

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Matt, Maky and their Australian adventures…

Some say I’m obsessed, but cruising around Australia is my dream.

They’re living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.

I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills

➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)

➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures

Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻‍💻

(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)