2017 Fishing Expo Information


The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 5th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Saturday March 4th 2017.

Ward Melville High School
380 Old Town Rd
East Setauket NY 11733
(primary entrance on NORTH side of building)  Majority of everyone will be in our large gymnasium and our cafeteria.
Doors open to the public @ 8:30 AM

Title Sponsors of the event are The Fisherman Magazine , Surfcasters Journal and Van Staal and White Water Outfitters. This year we would like to thank Captree Fuel Bait and Tackle for coming aboard and assisting with product for our youth giveaway!



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This event is FREE to the public.

125 + Vendors and over 200 tables put in our gymnasium and cafeteria.  There will be seminars and hands on learning opportunities for all who attend.

Again this year there will be a 2 hour+ session with a PANEL OF EXPERTS on fishing Long Island Waters

Please click on the below links as they will take you to a separate page for information on these new components to the expo.


YOUTH GIVEAWAY – wow,just wow….you have to look.  Free for anglers 5 to 20 years old…

SEMINARS — many new speakers this year…


Rolling Smoke Grill    Island Empanada



Custom Rods
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
ChunkZ Customs
Eastern Rodworks
EbbFishing Rods
Joey’s Rod Building

Custom Lures/Plugs/Jigs
3D Fishing Products
Al Gag Custom Lures
Backwater Baits
Big Fischer Lures
Blue Frog Bucktails
Buzzard Wood Plugs
East Coast Kayak Trolling Tubes
Geezer’s Teasers
Harvey’s Killer Teasers
Jetty Ghost Tackle
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
Magic Tail Bucktails
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
S & S Bucktails
Striper Candy Lures
Surf Warrior Lures
Tank Surfcasting Lures
Tight Liner Lures
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Vertabrae Lures
The Worm Bar Co

Charter/Party Boats/Guide Services
Bass Bandit Charters
Bingo Fishing Charters
Bloodline Sportfishing w/ Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky
Bucktails II Charters
Captain John Paduano
Captain Robert Thompson
Castaway Fishing Charters
Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet
Elias Vaisberg
Fin Chaser
Fishy Business
Grand Slam Charters
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
King Cod
Lori-C Fishing
Miss Montauk II
Northport Charters
Orient Star IV
Osprey Fishing Fleet
Prime Time 3
Sea Rogue Charters
Shinnecock Star
Someday Came Fishing Charters
Stony Brook Charters
Sunrise Charters
Swashbuckler Charters
Tom Schlichter – Outdoor Tom Enterprises Inc.

Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Bill Durkee
Bill Smith
Bob Hart – misc
George Fabricatore
George Zillini & Frank DeMario
Capt Ian Devlin
Jeff Schwager
Justin DeBree
Kenny Halverson
Laura Guerrera
Lawrence Carlucci
Mark Yetman
Jake Martone
Morty Pomerantz
Mitch Barba
Paul Krupsky
Ronald Setnikar
Ronald Turbin
Steve Jantz

Tackle Shops/Small Businesses
APF Marine Group
Blue Water Ventures
Captain Kayak
Captree B&T
Carmens River Canoe and Kayak
Chucks Bucks
Cow Harbor B&T
Durabrite LightsDurabrite Lights
ePoseidon Tackle Company
Fat Cow Fishing
Fishy Business Tackle
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Fly Supplies
Franks Live Bait & Tackle
Goin East
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
J&J Sports Inc
L I Outdoorsman
Miller Place B&T
NYCE Fishing
ODM Rods
Paulies Tackle of Montauk
Rac A Rod
River Bay Outfitters
Saltwaters Tackle Inc
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Set The Hook
Shadman Tackle Co
Smith Point B&T
Suffolk Marine
Tanaku Lodge
The Surfcaster
Tight Liner Fishing Tackle
Truth Reels
Twin Fork Traps
White Water Outfitters

Marine Photography/Art
Captured McGraphics
Fish Guy Photos
Tom O”Dwyer (gyotaku and other fish prints)

Brooklyn Fishing Club
Huntington Anglers Fishing Club
KFA-NY (Kayak Fishing Assn of NY)
Lady Reelers
LIBBA (Long Island Beach Buggy Association)
Long Island Fly Rodders
Montauk Surfcasters Association
North Brookhaven Fishing Club
Port Jefferson Coast Guard Auxillary

Fishing United
Surfcaster’s Journal
The Fisherman Magazine

All the above info is in the process of being updated periodically.

Please email wmhsfishingclub@gmail.com for more information

Raffles announced and displayed during the month of February through the club Instagram account….follow @patriotsfishing


(this list will be updated periodically)

$10 RAFFLES (blue tickets)

Full day Shark/Tuna in July aboard the Breakwater courtesy of Capt Offshore Harry Sportfishing Charters (Montauk, NY) ($1500 value) *****CASEY ROMANO

Jackson Crusie Kayak (10′) (sold at booth in hallway)


$5 RAFFLES (redtickets)

1.Van Staal VM150 ******JEFF BURNSNER

2.Al Goldberg Custom Blank Widow 150 7’ Spiral Wrapped Rod******TUTTLE

3.Capt Neil Custom 7’2” Rod Geeks XC732 Conventional Rod*******BKS

4.Joey LaMonica Custom Rod********TONY TRIANNO

5.ChunkZ Custom Rod Geeks  7’ S glass Conventional Rod*******WICKS

6.Eastern Rodworks Custom Rod Geeks 7’ Carbon 2 Surf Rod********DUNCAN

7.FULL Day Striped Bass charter aboard Sunrise Charters (Kings Park, NY) courtesy of Capt. Gary Nilsen*******JOHNATHAN LEMUS

8.½ day Moriches Bay Fluke 6 man charter (weekday only) aboard the King Cod courtesy of Capt. Joe Tangel********RONNIE LARSON

9.½ Day Charter aboard Lori-C Fishing (Stony Brook, NY) courtesy of Capt. Cary Palmer*********DUNCAN

10.½ Day Charter aboard Sea Rogue Charters (Freeport, NY) courtesy of Capt. Bob Schmidt********SUE

11.½ Day charter aboard the Someday Came Fishing Charters (Shinnecock, NY) courtesy of Capt. Bradley Ries**********KENNEDY

12.½ Day charter aboard the Buck Tales II Charters (Orient Point, NY) courtesy of Capt. TJ Buckley*********NICK K

13.½ Day Charter aboard Top Gun Fishing Charters (Montauk/Fire Island) courtesy of Capt.  Scott Leonard.**********TOM M

14.2 – Open boat passes (same day) aboard Stony Brook Charters (Stony Brook, NY) courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon , Blue Frog Bucktail Assortment (2) Otter Tail, Jig Strip Jar and WWO Diamond Jigs (2) **********BOB W

  1. Party Boat Assortment of passes (Celtic Quest ½ day, Osprey GC, Miss Montauk Pass, Orient Star IV pass, Shinnecock Star, Brooklyn VI)********PHIL RAMANO

16.36” Splash Bar w 6″ floating squid c/o Chatter Lures**********TOM NEAL

17.7” Chatter Green Squirt Squid Daisy Chain c/o Chatter Lures and a 6″ Chatter Pink Bulb Squid Daisy Chain c/o Chatter Lures********TOM NEAL

18.Merchandise Gift Card Basket (1 @ $20 for Saltwater Sportsman, AFTCO $50 apparel GC, L&L $50 GC redeemable @ Bergan Bay Docks )***********ROBERT MAIONA

19.AFTCO basket #1 (10” bait net, med fighting belt Release Fishing Gloves)*********KEVIN

20.AFTCO basket #2 (8” bait net, Day Belt, Release Fishing Gloves)*******ANDY S

21.AFTCO basket #3 (8” bait net, Day Belt, Release Fishing Gloves)********PAUL KAMPH

22.Stainless Steel Old School Harpoon courtesy of DHooker24******SPIRA

23.Blue Frog Bucktails assortment (plano box)********J LAROSA

24.E Poseidon Gift Basket********CASEY ROMANO

(1) Gold MadBright  Lighted Pliers, (1) KastKing® Rover-50 BR   Conventional Baitcaster, KastKing® 30# Super Power Braid and   KastKing® 40# Super Power Braid

25.CUDA BRAND Gift Basket********ED RICHERSON

(7.5” mono/braid pliers, 6” flex filet knife and sheath, 50# Grip Scale)

26.Surf Grab Bag ********ANDREW LYON

  Vertebrae Lure, Northbar Plug, Bluefrog Bucktails (2), Otter Tails (2), Jig   Strips (2), Gibbs Lures (2), $20 Saltwaters Tackle Inc GC, KastKing® 40#   Super Power Braid

27.Freshwater Lure Assortment*********TREY DANIEL

28.Saltwater Tackle/Lure Assortment*******SUISANNE

29.Ancient Mariner Jigger Star Drag (silver blue)*******LOU BENIT

30.The Surfcaster Plug Assortment and Gift Certificate*********HENRY

31.Harvey’s Killer Teaser assortment  and box*******POVERONE

32.RacARod  2 rod-rack********MIKE IMPARATO

33.EBB Premium Spinning Rod*******JOJO PUCKEY

34.EBB Premium L Series Rasta Rod*******ART HAMMEL

35.Fluke Special Basket******CASEY ROMANO

  $20 Saltwaters  INC GC, L&L Wholesale Bait $50 GC redeemable at   Chasing Tails of Oakdale, Backwater Bait   jigs (2), Backwater Baits rigs   (2), Blue Frog Bucktails (2),   Otter Tail, Jig Strips, KastKing® 300 yard   spool of 20#   braid

36.$150 Gift Certificate towards a Grand Slam Charter (Montauk, NY) charter Trip*******RICK FERGUERSON

37.D Redwine 4” x 6” Framed Artist Proof *******FRANKIE OLIVERT

38.Battle 2 6000 courtesy of Smiths Point B&T and  300 yd spool of KastKing® 40# Super Power Braid********ANDREW FOGARTY

39.24-hour Tuna Trip aboard the Brooklyn VI courtesy of Capt Mike out of Sheepshead Bay, NY********J STEWART

40.  Cow Harbor Package********BERNIE

41. ODM?Lou Caruso Custom Rod 11′ ODM Nex 1********JOHN DUFFIE

42. Sand Spike donated by LIBBA********JACK LOGAN

43. North Fork Assortment********RODGER

44.  Super Plug Basket ********F VAN BRUAT


$2 RAFFLES (white tickets)

1.(2) Open boat passes (same day) aboard Stony Brook Charters (Stony Brook, NY) courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon********JOHN ERIKSON

2.(1) Full day pass aboard the Miss Montauk courtesy of Capt. Jamie of Miss Montauk of Montauk, NY*********MIKE SWEANEY

3.(1) Full day (by reservation) pass aboard the Orient Star IV courtesy of Capt.  Dan Buckley of Orient Point, NY********BOBBY WILTON

4.(1) Half day pass aboard the Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet courtesy of the Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet of Port Jefferson NY*******RYAN JUST

5.(1) Gift Certificate for the Osprey Fishing Fleet courtesy of Capt. Amanda and Capt. James of the Osprey Fishing Fleet Port Jeff, NY********BRIAN OHST

6.(1) Full day pass aboard the Fin Chaser II courtesy of Capt. Keith Williams of Fin Chaser II of Montauk, NY********SCOTT JUST

7.Fish Guy Photos Prints #1  Blue Claw Crab*******TUTTLE

8.Fish Guy Photos Prints #2  Fluke*********C STARK

9.Fish Guy Photos Prints #2  Striped Bass********RUSS CLOCK

10.Goin East Apparel and Products $50 Gift Certificate*********RYAN KANPTT

11.AFTCO $50 Gift Certificate for online Clothing**********JOE COTREL

12.NYCE Fishing Hoodie and Retractable Lanyard********RICH C

13.East Coast Kayak Trolling Tubes (2)********D LYNCH

14.FlipRocks Ultimate Fly Fishing Gift Basket********SUSSANE

15.Ward Melville Fishing Club Apparel Assortment #1********ANDREW SCHEFFELER

16.Ward Melville Fishing Club Apparel Assortment #2********CHUCK BRYANT

17.Fish Mount courtesy of Someday Came Fishing Charters*********RAY C

18.Fat Cow Lot#1*******ANDREW

19.Fat Cow Lot#2********SUSIE

20.Fat Cow Lot#3********ART HAMMEL

21.Gyotaku framed print courtesy of Fin + Ink*********S EWERT

22.MadBright  Lighted Pliers (blue)********TUTTLE

24.Kast King Braid assortment (300 yd spool of 20#, 30# and 40#)*********TOM LOGAN

25.FLUK’N Basket*******JUSTIN K

The Fisherman Magazine Anglers Series Fluke Book, Fish Guy Photo (Sea Robbin), White Water Outfitters T Shirt, White Water Fluke rigs (2) 2 bottles of Jig Strips and  KastKing® 20# Super Power Braid

26.3 Plug Assortment********S EWERT

Tight Liner Lures Pencil popper, RS yellow bottle   style popper, RS Green   Needle Fish

27.Freshwater Lure Assortment*********MIKE SWEANEY

28.Guy Harvey Mahi Belt (size 42)*******KAITLYN C

29.Guy Harvey Strike Board Shorts (size 34), Guy Harvey Offshore Slam Belt (size 36), White Water Outfitters Offshore T Shirt (XL)********ANDY S

30.Guy Harvey Strike Board Shorts (size 30), White Water Outfitters T Shirt (size L)********KIMBERLY C

31.Assorted Lure Basket**********ART HAMMEL

32.3 Plug Assortment********TOM ZAPF

Tight Liner Lures popper, RS small white bottle style popper, RS Yellow  Swimmer

33.Great South Bay Gift Basket********BERNIE

AFTCO Hat, Fish Guy Photo (Blow Fish) and Fisherman Magazine Angler   Series set of 3 books

34.Guy Harvey Strike Board Shorts (size 30), White Water Outfitters T Shirt (size L)********JESS WILSON

35.3 Plug Assortment********BOB WOOLNEY

Tight Liner Lures red popper, RS yellow swimmer , RS black WAD

36.Ancient Mariner Baitcaster 6000 (pink)********SUSIE

37.Angelo Peluso set of books (4)********DANNY HOLMES

38.APF Marine  8″ Knife and Plier Holder Rig Rack********JEFF PEN

39.APF Marine  Two Beverage Cup Holder w Storage Box********TOM NEAL

40.Brooklyn Fishing Club Limited Edition Shirt & 1 year Membership********JON GROSS

42.L& L Wholesale Bait $50 GC redeemable @ J&H Tackle in Oakdale**********EVELYNE BRIEKA

43.L& L Wholesale Bait $50 GC redeemable @ B&B Tackle in Moriches********KIMBERLY C

44.L& L Wholesale Bait $50 GC redeemable @ Suffolk Bait  & Tackle in Babylon*******JOHN CLARK

45.Poor Mans  Club Apparel Basket********BILL WHITE

46.A.B. Frost Surf Lithograph Framed reproduction courtesy of Gateway Striper Club********JACK HOGAN

47.D. Redwine 8” x 10” reproduction*******RAY C

48.D. Redwine 8” x 10” reproduction*******JOE MIRABELLA

49.Shimano Rod courtesy of Fly Supplies********VIN CATALANO

50.Jetty Ghost Lure Assortment #1********ROB

51.Jetty Ghost Lure Assortment #1********KEN STAUFER

52.KastKing®  Rover 50 BR Conventional Baitcaster*********BOB COLLINS

53.Capt Seagull Charts Basket (small charts Set)********VIN CATALANO

54.Capt Seagull Charts Basket (LG charts Set)***********PAUL

55.Vertebrae Lure*********LUKE BOWEL

56.Set The Hook T Shirt********BOBBY

57.KastKing®  24 Rod – RodRack********ANDREW N

58.KastKing®  Rover-50 BR Conventional Baitcaster********JOHN NUGENT

59.KastKing® Rover -40 BR  Conventional Baitcaster********KEVIN

60.(1) Full day pass aboard the Shinnecock Star courtesy of Capt. John Capuano *******CARL GOMEZ

61.(1) Full day pass aboard the Brooklyn VI courtesy of Capt. Michael  located in Sheepshead Bay, NY*******JACK NUNZIATTA

62.  Plugs Assortment ********ANDREW JONES

63. Plug Assortment *********MATT GUIDICE