Anglers interested in learning all aspects of carp fishing may attend Carp-O-Rama Saturday, July 12 at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area.The free event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the east side of the lake, near the main boat ramp, Game and Parks spokeswoman Julie Geiser said. The Lake Maloney recreation area is located approximately 7.6 miles south of North Platte in Lincoln County. Loaner fishing poles, bait and instruction will be available.
Carp is an excellent fish for beginning anglers to pursue because they are plentiful in Nebraska, and the required equipment is relatively simple. The strong-fighting fish also is not restricted by bag, possession limits or size limits.
Carp caught by anglers will be used in demonstrations on cleaning, preparing and cooking the fish. The cooked fish will be served with Dutch oven fruit cobbler as a free shore lunch.
Try your hand at fish printing by recording your fish on fabric with paint. Prize drawings will be held for children age 15 and younger, Geiser said.
A park entry permit is required of all vehicles entering Lake Maloney. A fishing license is required for anglers age 16 and older. Both permits may be purchased at the lake.