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First Fish Certificate

Going to blog about something today that I will bet most folks do not know about. . . .

I do believe that most of you know about our popular Master Angler awards.  Master Angler awards are simply an angler recognition program we have for catching exceptional fish on hook and line.  We have had that program for so long that I have Master Angler certificates in my office for fish that my grandparents caught!  It has been a very popular program over the years.

However, I am betting you do NOT know that you can print out a certificate in honor of a “first fish”!  All you gotta do is go HERE.

Fill in the blanks, upload a photo, and voila, a first fish certificate.  Here is an example:


What a great way to recognize a child’s first fish.  Or, I suppose you and your buddies might have some fun with it.

The entry will generate a .pdf file which you can print.  One note, it took quite a while for that file to be generated when I did it.  Wait for it, eventually it comes.

We are planning to continue the Take ‘Em Fishing challenge again this year.  At this time I cannot provide you details about prizes, but I anticipate that program will be pretty much the same as it was last year.  “Stay tuned”.


There ya go. . . take ’em fishing, print out a certificate for their first fish. . . get ’em hooked!

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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