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.

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.

Jan. 12, 2019 the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Youth Fishing Program will host an on-ice clinic at Holmes Lake in Lincoln from 1-4 p.m.

Jan. 19, 2019 the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Yanney Heritage Park’s Environmental Resource Center in Kearney from 1- 5 p.m. This clinic will feature presentations by some of Nebraska’s top ice fishermen. Seating is limited, so registration is requested by emailing

Jan. 20, 2019 the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Youth Fishing Program will host an on-ice clinic will be held from 8 a.m. – noon at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 6.

Limited loaner equipment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bait and instruction will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. All fishing regulations apply.

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.
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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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