2019 Fishing Expo Information

The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 7th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Saturday March 2nd 2019.

Ward Melville High School
380 Old Town Rd
East Setauket NY 11733
(primary entrance on SOUTH side of building)
Doors open to the public @ 8:30 AM

Sponsors of the event are The Fisherman Magazine , Surfcasters Journal and Van Staal and White Water Outfitters.



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This event is FREE to the public.

150 + Vendors and over 250 tables put in our gymnasium, cafeteria and main entrance hallway.  This is by far Long Islands largest fishing expo!  Around 70 different raffles.  All proceeds from the raffles goes directly to support the Ward Melville High School Fishing Club in doing every activity that the club does.  (Follow us on Isntagram @patriotsfishing)

There will be seminars and hands on learning opportunities for all who attend.

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…(click to see who is speaking, schedule and specific topics to come)


Rolling Smoke Grill    and Picanti LI


updated as of 1/9/19

Custom Rods / Rod Manufacturers
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
Black Hole USA
ChunkZ Customs
Eastern Rodworks
Fishing Rods by Captain Neil
ODM Rods
Mike Chow Custom Rods Rods
Temple Reef USA

Custom Lures, Teasers & Jigs
3D Fishing Products
Al Gags Custom Lures
Backwater Baits
Blue Frog Bucktails
East Coast Kayak Trolling Tubes
Geezer’s Teasers
Harvey’s Killer Teasers
Jetty Ghost Tackle
JoeBaggs Bucktails
Magic Tail Bucktails
Nicoles Custom Bucktails and Teasers
North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle
Palmers Tackle
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
S&S Bucktails
Surfcasting Unlimited
The Worm Bar Co
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Tommy Tog Jigs

Plug Builders
Big Fischer Lures
Big Poppa Plugs
Fish LI Lures
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Salvo Custom Lures
Striper Candy Lures
Super Strike Lures
Tight Liner Lures
Vertabrae Lures
Washed Ashore Custom Lures

Charter / Guide Service
Bill Wetzel – NYS Guide and Host of Surf Rats Ball
Bingo Fishing Charters
Bounty Hunter Charters
Bucktails II Charters
Capt Ian Devlin
Captains Table Charters
Castaway Fishing Charters
Coyote Sportfishing Charters
Double D Fishing Charters
Field Tester Sportfishing
Grand Slam Charters
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
King Cod
Little Sister Charters
Lori-C Fishing
Monkfish Charters
Northport Charters
One More Cast Charters
Sea Rogue Charters
Simple Life Charters
Someday Came Fishing Charters
Stony Brook Charters
Sunrise Charters
Surfmasters Charter Sportfishing
Tanaku Lodge
Tom Schlichter – Outdoor Tom Enterprises Inc.
Top Gun Sportfishing Charters
The Charter Boat Windy
Wally World Sportfishing

Party Boats
Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet
Fishy Business
Orient Star IV
Osprey Fishing Fleet
Prime Time 3
Shinnecock Star

Fleamartket Style Vendors
Another Man’s Treasure Inc.
Bill Smith
BigRiggs Fishing Tackle
Bob Hart
Brian Dutton
Capt Crumb Rigs and Jigs
Chucks Bucks
Crabby Girl Bait & Gear
Crazy Doug Tackle
Fish Reaper Custom Rods and Tackle
Fishy Business Tackle
Fly Supplies
FTW Tacakle Company
George Zillini and Frank Demario
Jeff Schwager
Jerry’s Treasures
Justin DeBree
Kenny Halverson
Knot Your Rods and Plastics LLC
Laura Guerrera
Lawrence Carlucci
Lisa French – author
Mark Yetman
Ronald Setnikar
RG Sports
Shadman Tackle Co
Timothy Winter
War Dog Enterprises

Tackle Shops
Blue Water Ventures
Captree B&T
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
J&H Tackle
J&J Sports Inc
Miller Place B&T
NJ Tackle
Palegic Outfitters
Paulies Tackle of Montauk
River Bay Outfitters
Smith Point B&T
Suffolk Marine
White Water Outfitters

Small Businesses
4171 Surfcasting (custom surf bags)
Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Fat Cow Fishing
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Gear Up Surfcasting
J&M Welding
Outlaw Yacht Club
Owls Claw Fishing Products
Rac A Rod
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Seaborn Marina
Seacurities Systems of NY
The Surfcaster
Twin Fork Traps
Van Staal
WeLo Designs

Carelton Clothing
Jig’em Up Inc
NYCE Fishing
Poor Mans Club
Set The Hook
Suzie Q T Shirts

Marine Photography/Art
Alex Koch
Captured McGraphics
Day Artisian Woodworks
Fin N Ink gyotaku and other fish prints
Fish Guy Photos
Lost Dog Art & Frame Company
Yvonne Torelli Oil Painting

Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Atlantic Anglers Association
Costal Steward Long Island
Deep Water Wind
Freeport Hudson Anglers
Huntington Anglers Club
KFA-NY (Kayak Fishing Assn of NY)
Lady Reelers
LIBBA (Long Island Beach Buggy Association)
Long Island Fly Rodders
Montauk Surfcasters Association
New York Coalition for Recreational Angling
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State DEC – APAIS
North Brookhaven Sport Fisherman Club
NY Recreational & For Hire Fishing Association
Port Jefferson Coast Guard Auxillary

Fishing United
On The Water Magazine
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)

$5 RAFFLES (red tickets)

    1. FULL Day Striped Bass charter (for up to 4) aboard Sunrise Charters courtesy of Capt. Gary Nilsen       Kings Park, NY
    2. ½ Day Charter aboard Top Gun Sportfish Charters courtesy of      Capt. Scott Leonard        Montauk, NY
    3. ½ Day Charter aboard Lori-C Fishing courtesy of                                     Capt. Cary Palmer          Stony Brook, NY
    4. ½ Day (pick em) Trip (for up to 4) aboard Captains Table Fishing Charters c/o of Capt. Mike Bady of Greenport, NY
    5. ½ Day bay Fluke 6 man charter (weekday only) aboard the King Cod courtesy of Capt. Joe Tangel    Moriches NY
    6. ½ Day Reef/Wreck Trip (up to 3 passengers) aboard Sea Rogue Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Schmidt         Freeport, NY
    7. 5 ½ hr inshore charter for 4 anglers aboard Someday Came Fishing Charters courtesy of Capt. Brad Ries        Shinnecock, NY
    8. ½ Day Charter aboard Coyote Sportfishing Charters courtesy of Capt. Dan Lajda         Orient, NY
    9. ½ Day Fluke/Porgy Trip (up to 3 passengers) aboard Monkfish Charters courtesy of Capt. Tony Vernola     Huntington, NY
    10. ½ Day Spring Striped Bass Charter aboard Moonlight Lady courtesy of Capt. Tom Kampa          Port Washington, NY
    11. ½ Day Charter aboard Premium Charters courtesy of Capt. John Paduano
    12. 2 open boat passes aboard Stony Brook Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon          Stony Brook, NY
    13. ½ Day Fly Fishing Charter with North Island Fly & Light Tackle Guide Service courtesy of  Capt Dave Flanagan
    14. ½ Day Local Daytime or Night time Striped Bass trip aboard Bloodline Sportfishing c/o Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky     Montauk, NY
    15. Van Staal (TBD)
    16. Al Goldberg Custom Rod – 6’6″ conventional spiral wrapped medium action
    17. Capt. Neil Custom Rod
    18. Eastern Rodworks  — “OfficialSnap Jigging Rod 6’3″ spinning
    19. $200 Gift Certificate for Joey’s Customs Rods
    20. Black Hole USA rod
    21. Mike Chow Custom Rod
    22. Fish Reaper Custom Rod – Marine Corp Theme   7′ Spinning Medium action
    23. St Croix (tbd)
    24. ODM Rods (tbd)
    25. Lamiglas (tbd)
    26. Fly box filled with custom tied teasers courtesy of Harvey Cooper
    27. KAYAK Package (EC Tube, KFA Shirt, Big D Tube, Kast King Rod <conv>,
    28. FLUKE Basket (2-Back Water Baits poison Tails, Kast King rod <spin>, Fish Guy Photo print, Palmer Tackle Jigs, Fat Cow Jig Strips, )
    29. Striped Bass Basket (Tight Liner Lure Plug, North Bar Tackle Plugs(2), Fat Cow Jig Strips,  )
    30. Party Boat Basket (Celtic Quest Pass, Osprey pass, Brooklyn Girl Pass…more to come)
    31. Fly Fishing Basket courtesy of Flip Rocks
    32. S&S Bucktails Basket
    33. 4171 Surfcasting Bag — 4 tube, 9″ bag…hand stitched
    34. The Worm Bar Co Basket
    35. Rac A Rod – rod rack
    36. Chatter Lures Package (2 Daisy Chains and 19” spreader Bar)
    37. Apparel Basket (WMHS Fishing Club Shirt,  NOREAST’R Blackfish Tshirt, Set the Hook shirt, Jig Em Up t Shirt and Coozie, Freeport Hudson Anglers Shirts…more to come )

$2 RAFFLES (white tickets)

  1. ½ day pass aboard the Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet courtesy of the Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet of Port Jefferson NY
  2. Gift Certificate for the Osprey Fishing Fleet courtesy of Capt. Amanda & Capt. James of the Osprey Fishing Fleet Port Jefferson NY
  3. Brooklyn Girl Fishing Full Day Bottom Fishing Certificate
  4. Fish Guy Photos Prints #1
  5. Fish Guy Photos Prints #2
  6. Lot of Bluefrog Bucktails
  7. Big Fischer Plug c/o Big Fisher Lures
  8. Lot of 2 Tight Liner Lures plugs courtesy of Tight Liner Lures
  9. High Hook Plug c/o High hook Lures LLC.
  10. Ward Melville Fishing Apparel Basket
  11. Leader Material and Tuna Lures courtesy of Laura Guerrera
  12. Another Man’s Treasure Tackle Assortment #1
  13. Set The Hook Apparel Package (Striper Hoodie, CPR shirt and long sleeve shirt)
  14. Twin Forks Traps
  15. Complete set of Angelo Peluso Books
  16. NYCE Apparel Package
  17. Miller Place B&T Donation
  18. 6’ Shimano Soujourn Spinning Rod c/o Fly Supplies
  19. Kast King Phantom Rod (conventional)
  20. Kast King Phantom Rod (spinner)
  21. Chatter Lures Package (36” Spreader Bar and purple bird)
  22. Back Water Baits $25 Gift Card   (raffle pulled at 12:00 PM)
  23. 4 – 1 oz. Back Water Baits Poison Tails c/o Back Water Baits
  24. Atlantis Anglers 1 Year Club Membership
  25. Point Hooker Bucktails set of bucktails and teasers
  26. Nicole’s Custom Bucktails Lot
  27. 3 packs of Palmers Tackle Jigs (gulp match jigs, Gamechanger silicone skirts, gulp tandem teaser)
  28. Set the Hook Apparel Basket
  29. Day Artisian Woodworks Fish Mount
  30. Fin N Ink Print
  31. North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle Box of Jigs
  32. NOREAST’R Apparrel PAckage (Mahi Performance Shirt ($45 value), Snapback hat ($24 value))
  33. JigEm Up Apparrel (Sweatshit, T shirt, coozies)


still adding to the raffle list….more to come…

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