The waters in the County Borough offer coarse, game and sea fishing, providing excellent sport for both pleasure and serious anglers.
Managed by Skewen Angling Club, the hidden treasures of both Neath and Tennant Canals and the Square Pond contain pike, rudd and tench (Tennant) and roach, carp, bream, tench and eels (Neath).
Brown trout can be found in the Rivers of Neath and Dulais, run by the angling club of the same name. Seatrout (sewin) can also be found in the River Neath, where the salmon fishing is getting better and better.
Aberavon Beach offers all year round fishing for bass, flounder and white cod, with mackerel in the summer and pouting in the winter.
The Gnoll Estate, known for large carp and rudd is open to anglers from the end of June to mid March. Rainbow trout can be found in Margam Park which is open for fishing all year round.
Egwys Nunydd Reservoir, run by the Corus Game Angling Association, is the place for rainbow, brown and blue trout. The dry docks in Port Talbot are exceptional for bream fishing.
Neath and Dulais Angling Association
Telephone: 01639 634148 or 01639 701899
Telephone: 01639 851900
Telephone: 01639 881635
Corus Game Angling Association
Telephone: 01639 871111 ext 3368
Telephone: 01639 635808
Afan Valley Angling Club
Telephone: 01639 763757 or 01639 820150
Pontardawe and Swansea Angling Society
Telephone: 01792 844014
Skewen Angling Club
Telephone: 01639 639657 (membership secretary)
Fly Fishing Wales
Telephone: 01639 639076 or 07776 278483