Big Rock Sports, LLC recently honored a select group of fishing, camping and marine manufacturers with its annual “Vendor of the Year” awards.

The Vendor of the Year award acknowledges manufacturers who endeavor to assist Big Rock Sports in better servicing independent outdoor sporting goods dealers.

“The recipients of these awards epitomize the best of the fishing and marine industries,” said Big Rock's Fishing, Camping and Marine Division President Dave Martin. “We feel it's important to recognize our vendor partners who go the extra mile to ensure that our industry thrives today and well into the future.”

Daiwa Corporation took home the top, overall honor of BR Vendor of the Year.

“Daiwa has once again proven that they are on the forefront of innovation and acutely aware of the importance of products being profitable for today's independent retailer,” said Martin.

“We at Daiwa are very proud to be given the Big Rock Sports Vendor of the Year Award. This is a great honor and we appreciate the recognition,” said Tom Komatsu, president of Daiwa Corporation. “Daiwa works hard to bring the latest technologies, innovations and strong value to the market. It takes great partnerships like the one with Big Rock Sports to grow our mutual businesses.”

Other Big Rock Vendor of the Year honorees included Rapala (Lures), Eagle Claw (Terminal Tackle), Coleman (Camping) and Sid Suggs (Manufacturer's Representative).