The Nebraska fishing permit is required for anyone age 16 or older to take, or attempt to take, sportfish, bullfrogs, snapping turtles, barred salamanders or mussels, from any water body in Nebraska. This permit includes the required Nebraska Aquatic Habitat Stamp, which funds the Aquatic Habitat Stamp program that improves conditions for aquatic life through better management or rehabilitation of existing resources.
Enjoy the speed and convenience of purchasing a fishing permit from your smartphone or tablet. Like a paper permit, you must be able to display your mobile permit upon request by a conservation officer.
Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp
Anglers who fish from a boat will notice an Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp is included in their boat registration. Nonresident anglers fishing from a boat will need to purchase this stamp separately each year they boat in Nebraska.
Special applications & forms
Nebraska has special fishing permit applications and forms for bait and fish dealers, commercial put-and-take fisheries, fish salvage, private fish management requests and more.