First Fish Award

Brown Trout Lake Tahoe Brooke Kennedy

Catching your first fish is a big deal. Talk to any angler and no matter how long ago it was they could usually tell you the story of the first fish they caught. A camping trip with their family or out on a boat with grandpa, that memory always holds a very special place.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to help commemorate that moment with its First Fish Award program. With this new program, NDOW will present the new angler with a personalized “First Fish” certificate and a collectable lapel pin. The first step is easy; take someone fishing who hasn’t been before. Once your son, daughter, husband, best friend, or coworker reels in their first fish all you have to do is go to the Department website and print out the First Fish Award form. Send in the completed form and a photo of the new angler holding their very first fish to the address on the form. We bet the thrill of catching their first fish will get them hooked for life.

Download First Fish Form


[Photo: Brooke Kennedy caught this beautiful brown trout on Lake Tahoe]