2014 Expo Info

The 2nd Annual Ward Melville HS Fishing Club Saltwater Fishing Expo / Fundraiser took place on Saturday March 1st 2014.  Doors opened @ 8:30 Am and didn’t shut until 3:30 PM.

The event is FREE for all to attend.

A conservative estimate of  400 people came to Ward Melville High School and took advantage of the days festivities as well as show support for the WMHS Fishing Club.

This year, the first 100 kids in attendance received a free spool of Berkley Trilene Big Game and a pack of Berkley Gulp (donated by Pure Fishing)

The day was a huge success for the kids and the club.  We were able to raise enough money to pay for supplies (mostly jig tying and rod building supplies for the next year but also a mess of tackle that I raffle off at meetings) as well as pay for bus transportation for many of our trips and also help pay for the price of some trip fares.  All monies raised went directly to help get more students and club members out fishing.

A huge thank you to all.

Below is the complete listing of Seminars, Vendors and Raffles

SEMINAR PRESENTERSAl Goldberg (Al Goldberg Custom Rods)
Angelo Peluso (author, columnist, Fly Fishing Expert)
Bill “Doc” Muller (surfcaster, author, columnist)
Capt. Brian Phelps (Reel Obsession Charters)
Bruce Froh & Doug Brodsky (Blue Frog Bucktails)
Chris Paparo (biologist, columnist, Fish Guy Photos)
Capt. Gary Nilsen (Sunrise Fishing Charters)
Capt. Jerry McGrath (Captured McGraphics)
Capt. Joseph Wenegenofsky(Bloodline Sportfishing )
Capt. Paul Mandella (Maybe Tonight Charters)
Capt. Paul Peluso (Mama Mia Charters)
Capt. Roger Bing (Bingo Charters)
Capt. Tom Mikoleski (Grand Slam Charters, author “Bass Buff”)
Capt. Tom Kampa (R & G Charters and Coastal Angler Magazine)
Warren Dennington (surfcaster and columnist)

VENDORS
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
Angelo Peluso
Bill Smith
Bloodline Sportfishing w/ Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky
Blue Frog Bucktails
Capt. Neil Faulkner (Custom Fishing Rods by Capt Neil)
Captured McGraphics
Chris Kunzmann
Chucks Bucks
ChunkZ Customs
Classical Education Services — Boaters Saftey
Costal Angler Magazine
ePoseidon Tackle Company w/Tom Gahan
Fish Guy Photos
Gear Up Surfcasters
George Fabricore
Grand Slam Charters w Capt. Tom Mickoleski
Great Oak Marina
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
Great South Bay Images
Harvey Cooper (Harvey’s Killer Teasers)
Jones Beach Fishing Station w/ Captain Ed Walsh
Kayak Fisherman Association of NY
LI Outdoorsman
LI Spearfishing Group
Lori C Fishing w/ Capt. Cary Palmer
Luv2Fish Charters w/ Captain Barb Fusco
Mama Mia Charters/Reel Obsession Charters
Miller Place Bait and Tackle
North Bar Tackle (Sporting Wood)
Premier Bucktails w/ Capt. John Paduano
Rocky Point Fishing Stop
Ronald Setnikar
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Shinnecock Star
Stony Brook Charters w Capt Bob Simon
Sunrise Fishing Charters w/ Capt. Gary Nilsen
Surfcasters Journal Magazine
The Fisherman Magazine
White Water Outfitters

RAFFLES
Custom Al Goldberg rod
Custom Capt. Neil spinning rod
ChunkZ Customs Rod
1/2 day fluke trip or 1 person skinny trip courtesy of Capt. Barb Fusco Luv2fish Charters Mt. Sinai, NY
Full day StripedBass charter courtesy of Gary Nilsen of Sunrise Charters
Full day trip aboard Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson, NY
Full day trip aboard Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson, NY
1/2 day fluke trip (4 person max) courtesy of Capt. Paul Mandella MaybeTonight Charters Bay Shore, NY
1/2 day charter on the Lori C courtesy of Capt. Cary Palmer Stony Brook, NY
(2) open boat passes with Stony Brook Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon Stony Brook, NY
(2) 2-day Tortuga Classic Trips out of Key West, FL courtesy of M/V Yankee Capts ($390 value each)
Fish Guy Photo matte print
Fish Guy Photo matte print
Captain Segull’s Sportfishing Charts
Berkley Tackle Bags
(2) 40% off coupon for any St. Croix rod
a Doc Muller Book
Beachmaster Plugs (includes a prototype darter!)
(2) $50 gift certificates courtesy of the Osprey Fishing Fleet out of Port Jefferson NY
(2) half day fares courtesy of the Shinnecock Star out of Hampton Bays NY
a Great South Bay Images print
an Ecooda CS Max Drag Power Spinning reel (size 2500) courtesy of E Posiedon Tackle.
(3 sets of 2) Super Strike Plugs
1 Adult fare and 1 child fare plus free rod and reel rental aboard BlackHawk II out of Niantic, CT

and the winners of the raffles are listed below as well….

$5 RED TICKET WINNERS

ChunkZ Customs Rod BARRY SPAINER
Full Day Bass Trip w/ Sunrise Charters STEVE LEWINDOWSKI
½ Day Charter w/ Moonlight Lady Charters RICH NORMAN
Custom Al Goldberg Rod JIM SCHNEDE
½ Fluke Charter w/ Luv2Fish DENNIS GLYNN
½ day charter w/ Lori-C Kennedy
½ Day Fluke w/ Maybe Tonight Charters NAT SERRONE
Capt Neil Rod VINNY of WhiteWaterOutfitters

$2 WHITE TICKET RAFFLES
1. Full day trip aboard Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson, NY JAMIE CARR
2. Full day trip aboard Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson, NY BILLY MCCANN
3. open boat passes with Stony Brook Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon Stony Brook, NY JAMES SCHNECK
4. open boat passes with Stony Brook Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon Stony Brook, NY TONY LAZARIS
5. 2-day Tortuga Classic Trips out of Key West, FL courtesy of M/V Yankee Capts HENIG ELSESSER
6. 2-day Tortuga Classic Trips out of Key West, FL courtesy of M/V Yankee Capts SEAN ONEIL
7. Fish Guy Photo matte print THOMAS C
8. Fish Guy Photo matte print THOMAS C
9. Captain Segull’s Sportfishing Chart (2) ESSER
Captain Segull’s Sportfishing Chart (2) TRACEY
Captain Segull’s Sportfishing Chart (2) J KULSEN
10. Berkley Tackle Bag w/ a 40% off coupon for St. Croix rod JEFF
11. Berkley Tackle Bag w/ a 40% off coupon for St. Croix rod JAY KOGON
12. a Doc Muller Book JAY KOGON
13. Beachmaster Plugs (2) BRENDAN CAPODANNO
14. $50 gift certificate courtesy of the Osprey Fishing Fleet out of Port Jefferson NY JAY NEGUS
15. $50 gift certificate courtesy of the Osprey Fishing Fleet out of Port Jefferson NY JOE MONACO
16. Half day fare courtesy of the Shinnecock Star out of Hampton Bays NY ERIC WALLNER
17. Half day fare courtesy of the Shinnecock Star out of Hampton Bays NY LILY JACKETT
18. a Great South Bay Images print ROB
19. an Ecooda CS Max Drag Power Spinning reel (size 2500) courtesy of E Posiedon Tackle. TOMMY MOORE
20. Super Strike Plugs(2) CHARLIE POLLEY
Super Strike Plugs(2) SEAN KELLY
Super Strike Plugs(2) SCOTT ROBINSON
21. 1 Adult fare and 1 child fare plus free rod and reel rental aboard BlackHawk II out of Niantic, CT SHANE MARCONTI
22. Beach Master Prototype Darter FRED BLOUNT
23. Okuma Reel TOMMY MOORE
24. Plug Assortment (3) courtesy of Rocky Point Fishing Stop JEFF
25. Captured McGraphics Framed Photo CHRIS NAPPE
26. Captured McGraphics Framed Photo CAPT NEIL FAULKNER
27. Fisherman Magazine Angler Series Books (set of 4) CAPT JOHN
28. Fisherman Magazine Angler Series Books (set of 4) TOM GAHAN
29. BlueFrog Bucktail Assortment NEIL ROTHKOPT
30. Angelo Peluso Print ROSS
31. Angelo Peluso Books (3) ROBERT WILSON SR