Ely Taff and Rhymney have good stocks of brown trout in their upper reaches, whilst salmon and sea trout run up the Taff as far as Treforest Weir.
Still water fishing at Talybont Reservoir in the Uek Valley.
Bank fishing reservoirs north of Merthyr Tydfill range in size from Pontsticill 253 acres to lower Neuadd just 12 acres.
The Wye is very good for coarse fishing, day tickets can be purchased for most reaches.
Sea angling, Penarth marina just 18 miles away is the major boat angling centre in the region.
For shore fishermen Stout Point near Llantwit Major, Barry and the rugged coastal strip between Aberthaw and Nash Point are very productive.
Warren Mill Farm Park near Cowbridge is a four acre coarse lake which is well stocked with carp, tench, perch, roach, rudd and beam. For the rest of the family there is a range of rare farm animals, pony rides, play area and cafe.