2020 Fishing Expo Information

The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 8th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Saturday March 7th 2020.

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, Strike Lines Fishing Charts, Captree Bait & Tackle, Van Staal and White Water Outfitters



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This event is FREE to the public.

200+ Vendors and over 300 tables put in our gymnasium, cafeteria and main entrance hallways.  This is by far Long Island’s PREMIER fishing expo!  Around 80 different raffles.  100% of the proceeds from the raffles go directly to support the Ward Melville High School Fishing Club in doing every activity that the club does.  (Follow us on Instagram @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.

SEMINARS— many new speakers this year…(click to see who is speaking, schedule and specific topics to come)



Renowned author and fly fishing enthusiast MARK SEDOTTI will be hosting a fly casting demonstration for all to attend @ 1:45 pm on the turf field behind the school



Rolling Smoke Grill , Chiddy Cheesecakes and Good Eats Food Truck



Kisok assnmt


FloorPlan gym

Hallway Loop


updated as of 3/4/20

Custom Rods / Rod Manufacturers
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
Black Hole USA
ChunkZ Customs
Eastern Rodworks
Fish Reaper Custom Rods and Tackle
Fishing Rods by Captain Neil
Joey’s Custom Rods
Mike Chow Custom Rods Rods
MTK Custom Rods and Repairs
ODM Rods
Temple Reef USA

Custom Lures, Teasers & Jigs
3D Fishing Products
Al Gags Custom Lures
Backwater Baits
Blue Frog Bucktails
Candyman Tackle
Chasing Tides Bucktails
Game On Lures
Geezer’s Teasers
Harvey’s Killer Teasers
Jetty Ghost Tackle
JoeBaggs Bucktails
Magic Tail Bucktails
MD Flies
Mike’s Tuff Leaders
Nicoles Custom Bucktails
North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle
Palmers Tackle
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
Reliable Spoons
Rip-A-Lip Jigs
S&S Bucktails
Savage Baits
Salvos Custom Lures
Surfcasting Unlimited
Taylor’s Teasers
The Worm Bar Co
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Plug Builders
Big Fischer Lures
Black Label Plugs
DT Lures
Fish LI Lures
Green Head Baits
High Hook Lures
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Swagg Custom Tackle
Tight Liner Lures
Washed Ashore Custom Lures

Charter / Guide Service
Bill Wetzel – NYS Guide and Host of Surf Rats Ball
Bloodline Sportfishing
Bounty Hunter Charters
Capt Ian Devlin
Captains Table Charters
Coyote Sportfishing Charters
Daylight’s Wasting Charters
Field Tester Sportfishing
Grand Slam Charters
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
Just Fishing Charters (Jigging Jerks)
King Cod
Krystyna Maria Montauk Charters
Miss Rose Fishing
Monkfish Charters
Montauk Point Fly Fishing
Moondance Charters
My Joyce Charters
North Island Fly and Light Tackle
Northport Charters
Port Of Call Charters
Reel Deal Sportfish Charters
Sea Rogue 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

Party Boats
Black Hawk Fishing
Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet
Fishy Business
GypSea Charters
Montauk Star
James Joseph II
Orient Star IV
Osprey Fishing Fleet
Prime Time 3
Shinnecock Star

Flea Market Style Vendors
Another Man’s Treasure Inc.
Bill Smith
BigRiggs Fishing Tackle
Bob Hart
Brian Dutton
Capt Joe’s Nautical Antiques
Ed McNamara
Fishy Business Tackle
Fly Supplies
FTW Tackle Company
George Zillini and Frank Demario
Glenn Luckey
Jeff Schwager
Jerry’s Treasures
Jimmy Romano
Justin DeBree
Jimmy Romano
Kenny Halverson
Knot Your Rods and Plastics LLC
Laura Guerrera
Lawrence Carlucci
Lisa French – author
Lou Falsetta
Mark Yetman
Nautical Treasures / Island Fishing Supply
Paul Pennino
Ronald Setnikar
Sea Spike Marine
Shadman Tackle Co
Timothy Winter
War Dog Enterprises

Tackle Shops
Blue Water Ventures
Captree B&T
Cow Harbor B&T
Franks Live B&T
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
J&H Tackle
J&J Sports Inc
Miller Place B&T
Palegic Outfitters
Paulies Tackle of Montauk
River Bay Outfitters
Smith Point B&T
Uncle Charlies B&T
White Water Outfitters

Small Businesses
4171 Surfcasting (custom surf bags)
Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Captain Kayak
Canyon Reels
Fat Cow Fishing
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Gear Up Surfcasting
Hampton Navigation Inc
Lana Ann Products
NJ Tackle
Rac A Rod
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Seaborn Marina
Seacurities Systems of NY
Twin Fork Traps
Van Staal
Z Belt Surfcasting

Carelton Clothing
Jig’em Up Inc
NYCE Fishing
Set The Hook
Suzee Q T Shirts
WeLo Designs

Marine Photography/Art
Alex Kosch
Captured McGraphics
Day Artisian Woodworks
Long Island Creations
Fin N Ink
Fish Guy Photos
Jim Levinson Photos
Lost Dog Art & Frame Company
Scales and Tails Prints
Yvonne Torelli Oil Painting

American Saltwater Guides Association
Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Atlantic Anglers Association
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
Costal Steward Long Island
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
North Fork Captains Association
New York Coalition for Recreational Angling
New York Sportfishing Federation
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



Custom Fish Reaper NAVY Themed Spinning Rod

—As a small token of our appreciation for your service, this raffle is free for 1 entry for any active or retired military veteran that attends our show.  Please visit the PATRIOT LEAGUE (school club that supports our veterans) in the commons, near the raffles to submit your raffle ticket and take a look at the rod you may win.  A valid ID showing military affiliation needs to be presented to receive your FREE ticket.

$10 Raffle

3 days 3 nights fishing at Tanaku Lodge.  All meals, gear, snacks, etc is included.  (Airfare, fishing license, and gratuities are not included. )
Value of trip $4395.00 per person.
***SHOW SPECIAL*** Attend the 12:35 Seminar in our Auditorium presented by @fishguyphotos CHRIS Paparo and receive a certificate that entitles you to a Buy 1, Get 1 Free raffle ticket.  Increase your odds as you listen in on Chris’s Tanaku experience!!!

$5 Raffles

Van Staal VSX 150
Al Goldberg Custom Rod
Eastern Rodworks Snap Jigging Rod
Joey’s Custom’s Rod
Chunkz Custom Rod
4171 Surfcasting Gear Light Tackle Custom Surf Rod
Mike Chow Custom Rod
White Water Outfitters Custom Offshore Rod
Dark Matter Travel Rod c/o J&H Outlet
ODM 11’ DNA Surf Rod (1 – 5 oz)
Captains Table 1/2 Day Charter for 4 Southhold, NY
Top Gun Charters Full Day Charter Montauk, NY
King Cod Full Day Light Tackle Bay Fluke Charter for 6 Moriches, NY
Sea Rogue Charters ½ Day Fluke/C-bass/Scup trip Freeport, NY
Sunrise Charters Full Day Striped Bass Charter for 4 Kings Park NY
Some Day Came Fishing Charters ½ Day Inshore trip Shinnecock NY
North Island Fly Light Tackle/Fly Fishing ½ Day Charter North Shore, NY
1 Pass to a full day Fluke Trip aboard the Krystyana Maria Montauk Charters
$200 voucher towards a full day trip aboard Krystyana Maria Montauk Charters
$250 voucher towards a trip aboard Grand Slam Charters Montauk, NY
Stony Brook Charters Open Boat Passes (2)
$250 voucher for a trip aboard Miss Rose Charters Southhold, NY
Fluke Basket (AFTCO Bait Net, AFTCO Sun Mask, AFTCO UV Gloves, AFTCO Hat, Seiko Flouro Leader Spool, FishGuy Fluke Print, Backwater Baits Jigs, Chasing Tides Bucktails, KastKing Crixus Casting Combo, L&L Wholesale $50 GC +)
Apparel Basket (Patriots Fishing Shirt, Patriots Fishing Hat, AFTCO Hat, AFTCO $100 GC + )
Striped Bass Boat Basket (Reliable Spoons (2), AFTCO Bait Net, AFTCO Sun Mask, AFTCO UV Gloves, AFTCO Hat, Seiko Flouro Leader Spool, KastKing 24 rod Fishing Rack, L&L Wholesale $50 GC +)
Party Boat Passes Basket (Osprey Fleet Pass, CQ Quest Pass, GypSea Charters Pass, Orient Star IV $100 GC, Black Hawk Package, Miss Beryl Fluke Trip, Brooklyn Girl Fall Pass, Bounty Hunter Pass + )
Striped Bass Surf Assortment (Fish Guy Inlet Print, 8 – Bluefrog Bucktails, 2 Bluefrog Teasers, High Hook Lures Needle, Tight Liner Lures Popper, 3-Savage Gear Sand Eel Pks, Jetty Ghost Lure, Charlie Grave Lure )
Harvey Cooper 27 piece Teaser Assortment
Set of Books and Vito Devito Print c/o Angelo Peluso
Chatter Lures 19″ Side Tracker Green/White and a Rainbow Crazy Chatter Chain
AFTCO Offshore Package #1 ( XL Bait Net, Day Belt, Sun Mask, Release Gloves, 2 Cozies, Hat, $100 GC)
AFTCO Offshore Package #2 (Bait net, Day Belt, Sun Mask, Release Gloves, 2 Cozies, Hat, $100 GC)
TUNA ASSORTMENT (2-Sebile Clever Jig Vibrato, + 2-Sebile Clever Jig Fast Cast, 2-VoooDoo Doll Bullett Heads, 4-Catchy Tackle Octopus Skirt – Bonita Spinner Jets, Voodoo Doll Fat Boy Jet Head, AFTCO $100 GC)
Miller Place Bait and Tackle Combo (Tsunami 4000 spinning reel and a St. Croix Mojo inshore spinning rod)
Cow Harbor Boga Scale with Custom Grip
Rac A Rod – Rod Rac

$2 Raffles

Black Hole 10′ Suzuki Blank
Backwater Baits Jig Assortment and $30 GC
Jetty Ghost Lures & Charlie Graves Lure Assortment
North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle Assortment
Reliable Spoons set of 4
S&S Basket of jigs
Blue Frog Bucktails Fluke Assortment + L&L Wholesale $50 GC
Worm Bar Basket
High Hook Lures Needle + Swagg Custom Pencil
Fish LI Lures PLUG & MX Plugs Donation
Tight Liner Lures Plugs Donation
assortment of flies c/o Montauk Point Fly Fishing
Miss Beryl Charters Open Fluke Trip Pass (Full Day)
GypSea Charters PB Pass
Orient Star IV $100 G.C. & t-Shirt
Celtic Quest Pass
Brooklyn Girl Fall Fishing Full Day Pass
Osprey Fishing Pass
Black Hawk Party Boat package (1 adult fare, 1 child fare, rod/reel rental incl)
Bounty Hunter Pass
Shinnecock Star Pass
Another Mans Treasure Tackle Assortment
Shimano Sojourn Spin Rod c/o Fly Supplies
Flip Rocks size 11 Flip Flops
Z Belt Surfcasting Belt
Jig ‘em Up Apparel Package (XL T Shirt & Zip Hoodie, cozies, Hat)
NOREAST ‘R USA Apparel Package
NYCE Fishing Apparel Package
Fish Guy Photos (3 Prints – Oyster, Owl, Fluke)
Fin and Ink Print
Montauk Surfcasters Association Shirt and Hoodie
Capt. Sea Gull Offshore Charts
Capt. Sea Gull Inshore Charts
Chatter Lures 36″ Splash Bar Green
Chatter Lures 19″ Splash Bar pink/white
Sea Tow Full Year Tow Membership
Game On Lure Assortment (Exo jigs and Big Occhi Soft Plastics)
Salt Warrior Blitz Box + + L&L Wholesale $50 GC
Big Fischer Plugs
ODM Surfwave Belt
Fat Cow Fishing Assortment (2 Jars of Jig Strips, 2 Jar Holders, and 2 Bottles of scented Gel, and 2 Resin Jigs)
Lisa French Book/Plush Toy Basket.
Kast King 24 Rod Fishing Rod Rack
KastKing Crixus Casting Combo
KastKing Crixus Spinning Combo
Mike’s Tuff Leaders Assortment & DT Lures Plugs
Point Hooker Bucktails Jigs and Teasers
Set the Hook Apparel Package
Big Riggs Fishing Tackle Assortment
Day Artisian Fish Mount






Make sure to Follow us on IG (@Patriotsfishing) and on Facebook (Wardmelville Fishingclub) page to actually see these donations before show day!!

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