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February, 2016

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (February 22, 2016) – Total performance lubricant manufacturer, Bel-Ray, today announced its sponsorship of the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour.

  Bel-Ray Marine, announced today a sponsorship renewal with the Big Bass Tour 2016, one of the largest and fastest growing amateur bass fishing tournament-fishing organizations.

Founded in 2010, the Big Bass Tour is the nation's premier big bass tournament series. The 2016 season will feature over $1 Million in guaranteed prizes and payouts with events in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The 2016 season features increased hourly paybacks and number of paid places for 2016. 

The New Jersey-based oil company will serve as the official marine oil sponsor of the BIG BASS TOUR and GoPro Redfish Tour for 2016.

"Big Bass Tour and Bel-Ray Marine have shared a previous partnership together," said Jim Self, General Manager of Bel-Ray Marine. "We look forward to continuing to showcase these powerful brands to the thousands of engaged anglers, fans, and consumers in the Big Bass Tour network."

Bel-Ray Marine officials said the Big Bass Tour and GoPro Redfish Tour sponsorship offers great opportunities to reach anglers, both competitive and recreational. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Bel-Ray will offer awards to event overall winners and prize drawings open to all competitors.

Bel-Ray will award a new boat owners service package with a $350 retail value to the winning angler in each tournament, and one additional service package will be awarded from registered anglers at each event.

"Bel-Ray Marine is pleased to again partner with the Big Bass Tour and Redfish Tour to support the love of fishing and boating held by millions of Americans," said Jim Self, General Manager at Bel-Ray Marine.

Bel-Ray Marine will be featured across all of media platforms, including the “Honey Hole All Outdoor TV” television program which airs on Fox – Southwest, BIG BASS TOUR websites, and social media. Bel-Ray Marine products will also be on display at each event with staffing to promote and answer questions from anglers and provide promotional offers to fans at the Big Bass Tour.

For more information on Bel-Ray’s complete line of marine lubricants and filtration, or to find a retailer near you, please visit or call 732-938-2421.