Once you have your Nebraska fishing license, you can catch a largemouth bass or reel in a beautiful rainbow trout on one of the state’s many freshwater lakes. Fishing licenses are sold through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which is the state agency that implements programs to help protect and preserve Nebraska fish and game resources.

There are a number of different Nebraska fishing license or permit types available for purchase online, such as annual or lifetime licenses. If you are an avid angler and plan to fish for years to come, a lifetime license can save you money over the long term. Read about the different fishing license types and associated fees.

NE Fishing Regulations and Laws

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission sets the fishing regulations and laws that govern recreational Nebraska fish and game activities. Fishing regulations and laws cover topics such as specific fishing seasons, length limits, bag limits and the type of tackle or gear that is permitted. Check the regulations in advance of your trip since state has a unique set of fishing regulations that may change based on assessments of fish populations or waterways.

How to Help With Conservation Efforts

With the number of recreational anglers on the rise, it is more important than ever to maintain a focus on fishing responsibly and doing our part to help with conservation efforts. State fisheries managers and biologists need as much data as possible to create successful fish managements plans. Fish management plans provide good fishing experiences for anglers while still conserving resources. As an angler, you can help with conservation efforts by participating in surveys or contributing to data collected for effective fish management plans.