2022 Fishing Expo Information💥

After The Long Wait, We Are BACK!!!🐠

The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 9th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Saturday March 5th, 2022!!


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

Our sponsors for this event: The Fisherman Magazine , Surfcasters Journal, Captree Bait & Tackle, and Van Staal

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FLY CASTING DEMONSTRATION @ 12:35 on the back field with Mark Sedotti

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!!


FREE SHUTTLE to/from satelite parking lot

school bus

There will be a free shuttle bus starting at 10 AM and running till 3 pm  this bus will bring you back and forth from the FULL GOSPEL CHRISTIAN CENTER on old town rd (east side of the road off of 347 and Old Town) to the mian entrance.  We know when our lot gets full that parking is difficult but we would like to remind you that you can park at then elementary school on Norwood Ave (which is in walking distance) and would ask you not to park in the funeral home or Jewish center parking lots.  Thank you.


Vendors and Spots

Cafeteria and Main Hallway

FloorPlan gym

Hallway Loop



Participating Vendors:

Updated as of 2/18/22

Custom Rods / Rod Manufacturers

Black Hole USA
Eastern Rodworks
Fish Reaper Custom Rods and Tackle
Mike Chow Custom Rods Rods
More Than Custom Fishing Rods
ODM Rods
Rods By Russ

Custom Lures, Teasers & Jigs
3D Fishing Products
Al Gags Custom Lures
Backwater Baits
Blue Frog Bucktails
Candy Man Tackle
Chatter Lures
Game On Lures
Harvey’s Killer Teasers
MD Flies
North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
S&S Bucktails

Salvos Custom Lures
Taylor’s Teasers
The Worm Bar Co
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Ug Tackle
Plug Builders
Green Head Baits
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Swagg_Custom Tackle
Tight Liner Lures
High Hook Lures
Charter / Guide Service
Against The Wind Fishing
Black Bottom Fishing
Captains Table Charters
Corazon Fishing
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
Lost Time Charters
Miss Rose Fishing Charters
Monkfish Charters
Moondance Charters
North Island Fly and Light Tackle
Northport Charters
Port Of Call Charters
Sea Rogue Charters
Someday Came Fishing Charters
Sunrise Charters
Tanaku Lodge
Top Gun Sportfishing Charters
Ultimate Gamble Charters
Miss Marie Charters
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Party Boats
Fishy Business
Montauk Star Fishing
Orient Star IV
Shinnecock Star
Flea Market Style Vendors
Another Man’s Treasure Inc.
Bill Smith
BigRiggs Fishing Tackle
Bob Hart
Bruno Panacciuli
Capt Joes Nautical Antiques
Chris Palank
Ed McNamara
Fishy Business Tackle
Fly Supplies
FTW Tackle Company
George Zillini and Frank Demario
George Cooke
Glenn Luckey
Jeff Schwager
Jerry’s Treasures
Jim Camalari
Jimmy Romano
Alexander Ginzberg
Knot Your Rods and Plastics LLC
Laura Guerrera
Lisa French – author
Lou Falsetta
Mark Yetman
Old Man Salt
Ronald Setnikar
Shadman Tackle Co
Frank Shea
Tackle Shops
Uncle Charlie’s B&T
Blue Water Ventures
Captree B&T
Franks Live B&T
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
Smith Point Bait
J&J Sports Inc
Miller Place B&T
Palegic Outfitters
Pells Tackle
River Bay Outfitters
Saltwater’s Bait and Tackle
Small Businesses
All American Tackle Company
Angelo Peluso Outdoors
DEKit Tristate
Fat Cow Fishing
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Gear Up Surfcasting
Hampton Navigation Inc-Electronics For Boats
Hot Press Fabrication
Inception Tackle
Jetsom Salvage Co
Lana Ann Products
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Seaborn Marina
Seacurities Systems of NY
Seaspike Marine
Smooch And Release
Sportfishing Simulator
The Surfcaster
Twin Fork Traps
Van Staal
Zbelt Surfcasting
Blue Water Marina
Dark Star Surfcasting
NJ Tackle
Richs Marie Diesel
Los Suenos Costa Rica Trip Planning
MMA Milling CO
South Shore Marine Supply
Turtle Cove Tackle LLC
Coastal CO LI
Jig’em Up Inc
Keepers Only Co
Lifestyle Fishing Co
NYCE Fishing
Set The Hook
Suzee Q T Shirts

Marine Photography/Art
Long Island Creations
Fish Guy Photos
Jim Levinson Photos
Lost Dog Art & Frame Company
Yvonne Torelli Oil Painting
Woodevolved Shop

Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Atlantic Anglers Association
Bayside Anglers
Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
Costal Steward Long Island
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
Port Jefferson Coast Guard Auxillary

Surfcaster’s Journal
The Fisherman Magazine

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 Army 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.


Winners will be contacted on 3/8 throughout the course of the day.  DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL, they do not have the procedure on how we are distributing the raffles nor do they have the raffles at this time.  Winning raffle tickets will hear when and where to pick up the raffles from the club advisor, Bob Wilson.

Thank you all for the support of our show and our club  We hope you enjoyed the 2022 version.

****************TAKE A PEEK****************

Since we do not charge admission to enter the show, the club raises funds through the selling of raffle tickets.  All raffles are fishing related.  We offer half day and full day fishing trips with some of the best charter boats, party boat captains and guides.  You will also see custom rods and various reels in the raffle as well as fishing artwork, custom lures or all types and other assorted gear.

We will try to list and display all raffles during the month of February.

Be assured, there will be a large assortment of raffles to win while you support the club.

Thank you.

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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