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)



Rolling Smoke Grill , Chiddy Cheesecakes and ???


updated as of 1/18/19

Custom Rods / Rod Manufacturers
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
Black Hole USA
ChunkZ Customs
Eastern Rodworks
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
North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle
Palmers Tackle
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
Reliable Spoons
S&S Bucktails
Salvos Custom Lures
Surfcasting Unlimited
The Worm Bar Co
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Tommy Tog Jigs
Plug Builders
Big Fischer Lures
Fish LI Lures
Green Head Baits
High Hook Lures
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Outcast Lures
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
Double D Fishing Charters
Field Tester Sportfishing
Grand Slam Charters
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
King Cod
Krystyna Maria Fishing
Monkfish Charters
Montauk Point Fly Fishing
My Joyce Charters
Northport Charters
One More Cast Charters
Port Of Call 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
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
Ed McNamara
Fishy Business Tackle
Fly Supplies
FTW Tacakle Company
George Zillini and Frank Demario
Glenn Luckey
Jeff Schwager
Jerry’s Treasures
Justin DeBree
Jimmy Romano
Kenny Halverson
Knot Your Rods and Plastics LLC
Laura Guerrera
Lawrence Carlucci
Mark Yetman
Mike Castaldi
Nautical Misc
Paul Pennino
Sea Spike Marine
Ronald Setnikar
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
NJ Tackle
Palegic Outfitters
Paulies Tackle of Montauk
River Bay Outfitters
Suffolk Marine
White Water Outfitters

Small Businesses
4171 Surfcasting (custom surf bags)
Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Captain Kayak
Canyon Reels
Fat Cow Fishing
Flip Fillet Boards
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Gear Up Surfcasting
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
Suzie Q T Shirts
WeLo Designs

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

Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Atlantic Anglers Association
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
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


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