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Get Your Family Out for Family Fishing Nights

Sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, events will be held at venues across the state. Look for Family Fishing Trailer where loaner rods and reels, bait and fishing instruction are available free to participants. This is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages who have never been fishing or haven't fished for years to learn. All participants ages 16 or older need a current and valid fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits).

For information about upcoming events click on the map below

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Become a Youth Fishing Instructor

Certified Youth Fishing Instructors receive:

  • Training and tools to instruct fishing clinics
  • Opportunity to volunteer at events like Outdoor Expos and Family Fishing Nights
  • Access to fishing equipment & educational materials for your own events
  • Program participation incentives

FREE Certification Workshops are scheduled for:

Gretna on Sat. March 7
Aksarben Aquarium
21502 W Hwy 31
Gretna, NE 68028
9 AM - Noon 

To register, contact Lindsey Chizinski by Wednesday, March 4

lindsey.chizinski@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-5591

Nebraska’s Youth Fishing Program sponsors Family Fishing Nights which is is an opportunity for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years, to learn from the experts and others in the community and enjoy the activities and learning opportunities associated with fishing.

Rods and reels as well as bait and fishing instruction will be available for FREE. Appropriate fishing and park permits are required.

Here are some fun links

Fish Identification Tool

Check Out These State Record Fish

Master Angler Awards

Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium

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