Premier Honored To Be Part Of Effort To Offer Fishing Experience To Veterans

The Angle Anchor of Honor initiative will provide no-cost fishing opportunities to veterans and active duty soldiers in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle. 

Big Lake, Minn. June 20, 2024 – Veterans and active duty soldiers will have an opportunity to experience the world-class fishing and serenity of Minnesota’s Northwest Angle thanks to the graciousness of Aaron Kolling and Dude Essig. It was through their donations and a passion to honor and recognize those who serve or have served, that the Angle Anchor of Honor came to be.

The Angle Anchor of Honor is a pontoon purchased by the Edge Riders Snowmobile Club through the  donations of Aaron and Dude. After visiting the Northwest Angle area of Lake of the Woods, Aaron felt an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility and immediately started dreaming up ways to extend this experience to those who risked their lives for our country. The Angle Anchor of Honor is the culmination of those dreams.

Aaron and Dude reached out to Northstar Powersports & Marine in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Premier Pontoons of Big Lake, Minnesota, to find a handicap accessible option to accommodate a greater population of veterans. The Angle Anchor of Honor is a 25-foot Premier Sunsation Angler series fishing pontoon with ample seating, a host of fishing-focused amenities, and exclusive features like Premier’s Open Water Panels that will make it easier for disabled veterans to enjoy the experience.

“I guess we’ve always felt it was so important to thank and honor our veterans,” said Aaron Kolling. “Whether it’s shaking a veteran’s hand at the airport, picking up the tab for them at a restaurant, or donating to local organizations, we’ve both always tried to be generous and grateful in any way we could. This just seemed like the right thing to do, and we’re both fortunate enough to be able to make it happen.”

The pontoon will be available through Northwest Angle resorts for use, along with a qualified guide, at no cost to veterans and active-duty military soldiers and their guest. To ensure everyone’s comfort, ease of fishing, and safety, trips will be limited to four people plus a guide. The newly formed Angle Anchor of Honor organization will be reaching out to veteran organizations throughout the United States to make them aware of the opportunity. In addition, they will be publishing a website along with associated social media accounts in the near future.

You can also watch for updates and learn more about the Sunsation Angler series by visiting the Premier website at


About Premier Marine 

Premier Marine, LLC is a manufacturer of luxury performance pontoon boats under the Premier brand. Premier Marine holds numerous patents and trademarks on manufacturing elements such as the Premier Ricochet Ladder System and the PTX™ Technology performance package. The 30-year-old company sells its pontoons through boat dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Premier Marine is headquartered in Big Lake, Minnesota and owned by Envision Company located in Elk River, Minnesota. 



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