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Community Fishing Nights

Community Fishing Nights, formerly known as Family Fishing Nights, are sponsored by Nebraska Game and Parks and held at venues across the state designed to introduce or reintroduce families and individuals to the sport of fishing. At these events, Game and Parks staff and Certified Fishing Instructors teach people of all ages who have never been fishing, or haven’t fished for years, the basics of this fun and relaxing activity.

Find our most up-to-date schedule of events here. 

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How it Works

On the evening of the event, head out to the location specified and look for the Game and Parks’ Fishing Trailer, where staff will be waiting to assist and provide instruction. Free loaner equipment such as rods, reels and bait also will be available to participants.

Missouri River Outdoor Expo

In addition, the 2020 Missouri River Outdoor Expo will take place Sept. 19-20, at scenic Ponca State Park, the eastern gateway to the Missouri National Recreational River. There will be plenty of fishing opportunities as well as vendors, outdoor activities, and entertainment.  Learn more about the Missouri River Outdoor Expo

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