July 2008

BoatUS Angler Offers Fishing Tournament Sponsorships

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — BoatUS Angler, which offers services, discounts, safety programs and fishing information, is now a sponsor in more than 350 freshwater fishing tournaments across the country — and is looking to support more.

But, time may be running out for tournament directors to get in on the BoatUS Angler tournament sponsorship program.

"We are interested in supporting freshwater tournaments, no matter if it's bass, trout, walleye, crappie or catfish," said BoatUS Angler Director Mike Pellerin. "However, we only have a limited number remaining and are offering them first-come, first-served."

"As a sponsor, we're offering annual BoatUS Angler memberships that come with 'unlimited' on-the-water towing (freshwater) as well as a roadside assistance plan that, unlike other auto clubs, covers both the boat trailer and tow vehicle," added Pellerin.

Also included in BoatUS Angler membership is a subscription to the new BoatUS Angler Magazine as well as discounts on fuel, repairs and ramp rebates at BoatUS Cooperating Marinas, shopping discounts at West Marine stores and more.

Each membership package is worth $63, a nice addition to a tournament's list of prizes. "While we'd prefer to have our BoatUS Angler membership prizes go to the angler who catches the biggest fish, we know that tournament needs differ, and we'll do whatever makes the most sense," said Pellerin.

BoatUS Angler is part of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation's largest organization of recreational boat owners with over 650,000 members.