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Certified Fishing Instructor Network

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has trained volunteer fishing instructors for more than 30 years. Certification workshops guide instructors to work with youth, families and communities to provide quality fishing opportunities.

Certified Fishing Instructors have access to fishing equipment and educational materials, funded through Sportfish Restoration dollars, and are prepared to teach basic fishing skills such as:

  • Equipment safety and use
  • Casting and knot tying
  • Fish identification
  • Fishing regulations and ethics

Become a fishing instructor

Are you passionate about fishing? Register to become a Certified Fishing Instructor with Game and Parks. Requirements for certification include a background check and completion of a 4-hour training workshop.

To learn more contact Larry Pape by email or by phone at 402-471-5447

Request a fishing instructor for an event

If you are planning a fishing outing you may request expert guidance from a certified fishing instructor. Contact Larry Pape by email or by phone at 402-471-5447 to be connected with a certified fishing instructor.