2019 Brandeis Customer Appreciation - East Fishing Tournament

Nearly 200 customers, family members and employees enjoyed a picture-perfect weekend at Swann’s Marina on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tenn., for the 28th annual Brandeis Customer Appreciation Fishing Tournament hosted by Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company’s Corbin and Stanville branches.

“With 94 boats, it was probably the best attendance we’ve had in a long time,” said Machine Sales Jason Douglas. “This is such a fun event. We have customers who have been coming for years; it’s like a family reunion.”

A barbecue dinner and raffle drawing were held on Saturday, April 27, and anglers blasted off at 6:45 a.m. the following day. Jacob and Doug Napier swept the top honors at this spring’s event as the duo hauled in a tournament-best 19.89 pounds, including the 6.11-pound Big Fish. Ronnie Blaylock and Trent Adkins finished second with a total of 15.77 pounds while Dustin Evans and John Smith were third with 15.76 pounds.

Total Weight Winners 

Place ParticipantsTotal Weight (lbs) 
#1 Jacob and Doug Napier (Nally & Hamilton)  19.89
#2Ronnie Blaylock (7 Earthmovers) & Trent Adkins (Adkins Cable Construction)15.77
#3Dustin Evans & John Smith (Tackett Creek Mining)15.76

Big Fish Winners 

Place ParticipantsBig Fish (lbs) 
#1 Jacob and Doug Napier (Nally & Hamilton)   6.11
#2Steve Jones (Brandeis) & Brian Godsey (Somerset Hardwoods)5.65
#3Robert Sawyers (Zebulon Machine) & James Slone (CAM Mining)  5.25
“I look forward to this event every year. I get to see a bunch of friends, and I enjoy the comraderie. This is a great thing that Brandeis does for its customers.”
Dale Tackett
Premier Elkhorn