Fishing Events

Nebraska Game and Parks hosts a variety of programs aimed at recruiting new participants to the sport of fishing. Among other events, these include youth fishing tournaments and Community Fishing events, in which rods, reels and expert instruction are all available to young and new anglers at no cost. Following are programs aimed to attract more anglers to the sport of fishing.

Fisheries Public Informational Meetings

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission will host virtual public informational fisheries meetings March 14-16 via Zoom. District meetings will provide local updates on the fishing outlook and special projects in respective areas. These interactive sessions will provide the opportunity for questions, discussion and feedback.

Meeting schedule

Date Time Meeting Region Registration Link
March 14 7 p.m. CST Southeast District Click to register
March 15 7 p.m. CST Southwest District Click to register
March 16 6 p.m. CST Northeast District Click to register
March 16 8 p.m. CST Northwest District Click to register


Districts Map

Click the map below to show administrative district boundaries, district offices and service center locations of the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.
NGPC Districts Map of Nebraska

Event calendar

Game and Parks offers fishing workshops, demonstrations, volunteer opportunities and more. Visit our calendar for more information on these and other events.
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Ice fishing clinics

Learn the basics of ice fishing or pick up a few new tips from experienced anglers at three free family ice fishing clinics in January. Contact for details.

Community fishing nights

Community Fishing is a Nebraska Game and Parks program designed to help you make a community fishing adventure possible and rewarding. Community Fishing Events are held to assist you and your families in learning how to fish with the assistance of NGPC staff and Certified Fishing Instructors. Community Fishing Nights occur across the state at Family Friendly Lakes, where you will find loaner fishing equipment, bait and staff to assist you.
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Carp-O-Rama is a one-day version of fish camp, featuring information on how to catch, clean and cook carp. If you are a novice or expert angler, we have advice on fishing equipment and techniques, as well as demonstrations on fish preparation. The lake is pre-baited to attract fish and improve carp-catching opportunities. This Community Fishing event features activities and information suited for a family adventure. Loaner fishing equipment, bait and advice from experts will be provided.
Carp-O-Rama handbook

Fishing tournaments

Nebraska hosts a number of fishing tournaments for a variety of fish species every year. Here you’ll find information on high school fishing tournaments and all other tournaments taking place across the state.
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