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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

A FREE Certification Workshop is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 17, 9 AM - Noon 
Aksarben Aquarium
21502 W Hwy 31
Gretna, NE 68028

To register, contact Lindsey Chizinski by Wed., Oct. 14
Lindsey Chizinski or call 402-471-5591

Family Fishing Schedules

Kearney Region | Norfolk Region | Lincoln Region | Alliance Region | Omaha Region

To keep up to date with the Family Fishing Events, view photos and connect with our community be sure to LIKE our Family Fishing Facebook Page

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is encouraging people of all skill levels to go fishing in Nebraska. This web page is intended to be a resource for novices to the sport of fishing. This "GO FISHING" web page features how-to videos and step-by-step instructions on the basics of fishing and provides information about places to fish in Nebraska, how to get a Nebraska fishing license and locations for Family Fishing Nights and related events that are scheduled throughout the summer in communities across Nebraska.

High School Fishing Tournament

On July 25, 2015 the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be hosting one of the year's most intriguing outdoor events for both its participants and the general public – the 5th Annual Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament.

On that day at Lewis and Clark Reservoir 9th through 12th graders will compete for bragging rights within the state of Nebraska as well as a spot in the regional bass fishing tourney in the Fall of 2015.

Each competitor will have a teammate and a coach, and the event starts at 6:00 AM with a rules and safety meeting. The tournament concludes at 1 PM and is followed by a weigh-in. There is no cost to participate if you register before the tournament date, however all anglers must be 16 years or older and have a current Nebraska Fishing Permit. In addition, there is no entry fee for spectators to an event that is definitely worth watching.

Register online

Nebraska B.A.S.S High School Team Championship

Here's another tournament you might want to add to your calendar. Click on the image for more details.



Mobile Permits

NGPC has launched a mobile website to allow for the sale of some permits and stamps. On your smartphone or tablet you will be able to purchase a hunt or fish permit and necessary stamps with your credit or debit card. The mobile version can even replace the need to carry a paper permit. Visit our mobile permit site to get started.

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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

Pond Management Teaser IconFree Nebraska Pond Management Handbook Available - Get Yours Today

The Nebraska Pond Management handbook is intended to help owners of both new and old ponds and those who plan to build a pond, to maximize the fishing potential of their pond. Information is provided on pond construction, stocking, environmental modifications, management, and maintenance.


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