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New Program Encourages Families to Fish for Fun

Nebraska Game and Parks to Provide Resources for Fishing Novices

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is encouraging people of all skill levels to go fishing in Nebraska. In support of this mission Game and Parks has launched a new section on its website at OutdoorNebraska.org/GoFishing.   The purpose of the web site is to provide a collection of resource information for fishing novices in hopes of increasing the number of families who spend time together at local lakes and ponds, enjoying the outdoor experience together.

“Going fishing is never just about fishing,” said Daryl Bauer, Game and Parks fisheries outreach program manager. “…It’s about having fun with friends and family, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine and making memories that last a lifetime.”

The “Go Fishing” web page will feature how-to videos and step-by-step instructions on the basics of fishing and provide information about local lakes and fish stocking information from across the state. Visitors to the website will also find information about places to fish in Nebraska, how to get a Nebraska fishing license and locations for Family Fishing Nights and related events that are scheduled throughout the summer in communities across Nebraska. Game and Parks volunteers, staff and other local fishing experts attend the events and are on hand to offer hands-on fishing tips. Bait, fishing poles and tackle are also provided to those who do not own equipment.

“Fishing is an easy and fun family activity. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors,” said Bauer. “We want to do what we can to encourage Nebraskans to give fishing a try, or get back out there if it’s been awhile since they’ve wet a line.”

On the Go Fishing home page you will also find a slide show link to our fishing group page on FLICKR.  If you join the group on FLICKR you can then upload and share all your fishing photos on the page.

Find fishing tips and other useful resources for the beginner at: OutdoorNebraska.org/GoFishing.
To stay up to date on fishing events and other outdoor activities for families, “Like” the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Facebook page and subscribe to Daryl Bauer’s blog, Barbs and Backslashes.

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