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Full slate of fishing events scheduled this summer

LINCOLN, Neb. – Fishing season is here, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has lined up a series of events for anglers of all ages.

Community Fishing Nights, formerly known as Family Fishing Nights, are held at lakes and ponds across the state. They are designed to introduce or reintroduce families and individuals to 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. Loaner equipment and bait are available. All fishing regulations apply.

Game and Parks also added some special fishing events geared toward adults:

Discover Flying Fishing – Learn about all things fly fishing, from equipment, fly tying and casting. Loaner fly rods will be available.

Discover Catfish Fishing – These events are held in conjunction with Community Fishing Nights, only later in the evening. Participants can learn the basics of catfishing, from bait and equipment to techniques. Anglers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, but all fishing equipment will be provided.

Fishing with Friends – Join like-minded individuals and bring a friend or two to this fun, educational event. Beyond fishing, participants can learn how to clean and cook fish. Experts will be on hand to teach kayak fishing. A vendor will be on-site with information on how to purchase a kayak. Equipment will be provided.

For the complete schedule of fishing events, visit outdoornebraska.gov/familyfishing.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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