2023 Fishing Expo InformationšŸ’„


The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 10th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Saturday March 4th, 2023!!

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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:Ā The Fisherman Magazine , Surfcasters Journal, Captree Bait & Tackle, and Van Staal

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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. Ā Follow us on Instagram @patriotsfishing!!


FREE SHUTTLE to/from satellite parking lot

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There will be a free shuttle bus starting at 10 AM and running till 3 pmĀ  this bus will bring you back and forth from Arrowhead Elementary School on Arrowhead Rd (located at 62 Arrowhead Lane East Setauket, just north of Nesconset Hwy/Rte 347 and is off of Old Town Road) to the main entrance.Ā  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.Ā  Thank you.


2023ShowInfo – Vendor Assignments


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Hallway Loop



Participating Vendors:

Updated as of 1/10/23


Black Hole USA
Chunkz Customs
Eastern Rodworks
Fish Reaper Custom Rods and Tackle
Joeys Custom Rods
Knot Your Rods and Plastics LLC
Mike Chow Custom Rods Rods
GW Custom Rods
ODM Rods

3D Fishing Products
Al Gags Custom Lures
All Pro Fishing Tackle
Backwater Baits
Blue Frog Bucktails
Candy Man Tackle
Chatter Lures
Chris Custom Bucktails
Fight Lure Co.
Game On Lures
Green Head Baits
Harveyā€™s Killer Teasers
JoeBaggs Tackle
Magic Tail Bucktails
Mikes Jigs
Nicole’s Custom Bucktails and Teasers
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)

Black Label Plugs
High Hook Lures
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Signal 11 Lures
Swagg_Custom Tackle
Stryker Custom Flies & Lures
Tight Liner Lures
Washed Ashore Custom Lures

Against The Wind Fishing
Bill Wetzel – NYS Guide and Host of Surf Rats Ball
Black Bottom Fishing
Capt gratitude
Capt. Ian Devlin
Capt Paul Reppinger
Captains Table Charters
Chauncy Charters
Corazon Fishing
Fish Gaak
Hammer Time Charters
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
Lost Time Charters
Miss Marie Charters
Miss Rose Fishing Charters
Monkfish Charters
Moondance Charters
Mystique Sport Fishing
North Island Fly and Light Tackle
Northport Charters
One More Cast Charters
Port Of Call Charters
Sea Rogue Charters
Someday Came Fishing Charters
Sunrise Charters
Tanaku Lodge
Tom Schlichter – Outdoor Tom Enterprises Inc
Top Gun Sportfishing Charters
Ultimate Gamble Charters

Fishy Business
Capt. Dave
Helen H
King Cod
Orient Star IV
Peconic Star
Shinnecock Star
Sound Bound Charters

Al’s Tackle
Another Man’s Treasure Inc.
BigRiggs Fishing Tackle
Bill Smith
Bob Hart
Bruno Panacciuli
Ed McNamara
Fishy Business Tackle
FTW Tackle Company
George Zillini and Frank Demario
George Cooke
Jeff Schwager
Jerry’s Treasures
Jimmy Romano
Laura Guerrera
Lisa French – author
Luis Ortiz
Mark Yetman
Michael Imperato
Old Man Salt
Ronald Setnikar
Shadman Tackle Co
Tackle Box Fishing Co
Timothy Winter
Uncle G’s Tackle Co

Captree B&T
Cow Harbor Bait and tackle
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
J&J Sports Inc
Miller Place B&T
Montauk Anglers Club & Marina
Palegic Outfitters
Paulies of Montauk
Pells Tackle
Ralphs Fishing Station
River Bay Outfitters
Saltwater’s Bait and Tackle
Smith Point Bait
Tight Lines tackle Inc

Small Businesses
Action Tackle
All American Tackle Company
Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Buy Tuna Candy
CM Tackle
DEKit Tristate
Fat Cow Fishing
Fin N Feather
Fireside Angler
Fishin Time Co
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Glen Luckey
Gear Up Surfcasting
Hobie Eyewear
Inception Tackle
Jetsom Salvage Co
Lisa French – author
Los Suenos Costa Rica Trip Planning w Capt Butch
Lure Walker Fishing Company
M&G Marine Corp
NJ Tackle
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Seaborn Marina
Seacurities Systems of NY
Seaspike Marine
Scuttlebutt Tackle
Smooch And Release
South Shore Marine Supply
Sportfishing Simulator
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Tattooed Craftswomen
The Surfcaster
Twin Fork Traps
Uncle Charlies Bait & tackle
Van Staal
Zbelt Surfcasting

Carleton Clothing
Jig’em Up Inc
Keepers Only Co
NYCE Fishing
Set The Hook
Suzee Q T Shirts

Marine Photography/Art
Long Island Creations
Fish Guy Photos
Lost Dog Art & Frame Company
Scales and Tails Prints
Yvonne Torelli Oil Painting

Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Atlantic Anglers Association
Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
Costal Steward Long Island
Fishing The Atlantic
Fresh Water Anglers of 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 Alliance
Montauk Surfcasters Association
Nature Explorers LI
New York Coalition for Recreational Angling
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State DEC – APAIS
North Fork Captains
North Brookhaven Sport Fisherman Club
Port Jefferson Coast Guard Auxillary

Surfcasterā€™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 and here….


All winners are posted to our Instagram account @patriotsfishing Ā this website will be updated shortly


Custom Fish Reaper Military 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.Ā  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.Ā  A valid ID showing military affiliation needs to be presented to receive your FREE ticket.

Winners will be contacted on 3/6 throughout the course of the day.Ā  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.Ā  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

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

Since we do not charge admission to enter the show, the club raises funds through the selling of raffle tickets.Ā  All raffles are fishing related.Ā  We offer half day and full day fishing trips with some of the best charter boats, party boat captains and guides.Ā  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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