Take ’em Fishing

Take a beginner fishing. Submit pictures of your adventures. Win prizes!

If you love to fish, you know it’s one of the best ways to spend quality time with your favorite people. It’s how you choose to create adventures. How you build new memories and share old ones.

So share your love for the sport by participating in year four of the Nebraska Game and Parks Take ’em Fishing challenge. Take someone new! Whether they’ve never fished before or just fallen out of the habit doesn’t matter: Take ’em fishing. You’ll be glad you did.

When you take ’em, be sure to snap a photo and fill out the submission form. You’ll be registered to win great fishing adventure packages and other prizes!

The 2022 contest period is closed. Winners will be announced soon!

How it works

Each time you go, submit a photo of yourself fishing with the person you took, tell us about your trip, and you’ll be automatically registered into our Take ’em Fishing drawing. Prize winners will be contacted by Nebraska Game and Parks and announced on social media.

In 2022, we’re offering four grand prizes, among our giveaways:

  • three Stay and Play fishing adventures, including a two-night cabin stay plus fishing and outdoor gear.
  • one Float and Play fishing adventure, including a kayak plus fishing and outdoor gear.

Remember to buy your Nebraska fishing permit online if you haven’t already. Youth 15 years old and younger do not need a permit.

Download the official rules and regulations to learn more.


Why fishing?

Anglers like you maintain the health of Nebraska’s lakes, streams and rivers. Money generated through the sale of fishing permits and aquatic habitat stamps is used to maintain healthy fisheries in Nebraska water bodies, and to improve access for anglers. We need your help to engage our next generation of anglers to ensure the health and vitality of Nebraska’s aquatic resources for generations to come.

Get Inspired

Read submitted fishing stories, discover our angling resources or find a new Nebraska fishing spot.

Take 'em Fishing 2022 Stories

2021 Success!

During the third year of our Take ’em Fishing challenge, we had nearly 2,500 entries of new anglers. View or 2021 entries HERE or visit our Facebook album highlighting some new and re-introduced anglers, young and old, and their catches. Keep taking your beginning anglers with you, helping them gain skills and life-long memories.