Ward Melville HS Fishing Club

Ward Melville HS Fishing Club Expo 2022


2024 Fishing Expo Information


The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 11th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Saturday March 2nd, 2024!!

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


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.

$10 Raffles

#1  Van Staal VS250SKP & I-Beam Sun Glasses

#2  Full Day Fluke/Sea Bass or Striped Bass Trip aboard Corazon Fishing Charters

$5 Raffles

  • Rhode Island Blackfish Charter for 4 aboard  Ultimate Gamble Charters ℅ Capt Dan Smith             
  • FULL Day Striped Bass charter (for up to 4) aboard Sunrise Charters   c/o  Capt. Gary Nilsen           Kings Park, NY
  • Full day porgy Charter for 3 people aboard Monk Fish Charters ℅ Capt Tony Vernola     Huntington, NY
  • ½ Day (pick em) Trip (for up to 4) aboard Captains Table Fishing Charters ℅ Capt. Mike Bady                           Greenport, NY
  • ½ Day Charter for 6 aboard Grand Slam Charters ℅ Capt Tom Mikoleski         Montauk, NY
  • ½ Day charter for 3 aboard North Island Fly    ℅  Capt   Dave Flanagan                 Smithtown, NY
  • ½ Day Trip (up to 3 passengers) aboard Sea Rogue Charters    ℅ Capt. Bob Schmidt                                                     Freeport, NY
  • ½ Day Sunset Trip for 4 aboard the Lori-C             ℅ Capt Cary Palmer Stony Brook, NY
  • ½ Day charter for 4 aboard Someday Came Fishing Charters ℅ Capt Brad Ries   Shinnecock, NY
  • ½ Day charter for 6 aboard The Digger ℅ Capt Steve Semkow   Shinnecock, NY
  • $300 Gift Certificate towards a charter on  Moondance Charters             ℅ Capt Sal Trapani                       Montauk NY
  • 1 Fare for Fluke Trip about Black Bottom Bottom Fishing Charters   ℅ Capt Tommy Fish           Seaford, NY 
  • $400 Gift Certificate towards charter aboard Lost Time Charters   ℅ Capt Mike         Bayshore, NY
  • $250 Gift Certificate towards charter aboard Miss Marie Charters  ℅ Capt Al Capobianco         Freeport, NY
  • ½ Day Fluke  Charter for 4 aboard Booyah Sport Fishing ℅ Capt George Harned             Mastic Beach, NY
  • Al Goldberg Custom7’6” Jigging World blank Micro Jigger  Rod
  • Joey’s Custom Rods
  • Eastern Rodworks Custom Snap Jigging Rod
  • 10’6″ Black Hole Striped Bass Special Moderate/Fast rod
  • KAYAK Package (Long Island Rod Company combo, 9ers Umbrella rig)
  • FLUKE Basket (Premium Bucktail snap jigs, miscellaneous chrome balls- chicken rigs-&- bucktails,Long Island Rod Company combo, $50 Gift Card to Backwater Baits )
  • Striped Bass Basket (Tight Liner Lure Plug, North Bar Tackle Plugs, Chatter Lures Mojo Package)
  • Trip Basket ( Orient Star Gift Bag, Montauk Star Pass, Gift Certificates towards charter/fare aboard Lost Time Charters out of Bayshore, NY, Celtic Quest Trip Certificate )
  • Chatter Lures 36” Tuna Terminator Spreader Bar
  • Offshore Basket (3D Ultimate Fishing Floats, 3D small and large and offshore bridle packs, Chatter Lures Shark Package….and more)
  • Apparel Basket (WMHS Fishing Club Hat,  Keepers Only Co Performance shirt, Noreast ‘r USA, Set the Hook…and more  )
  • Surfcasters Basket (Northbar Tackle Plugs, Dark Star Surfcasting Leader Wallet, )
  • Gear Up Surfcasting 2 Tube Surf Bag
  • Penn Battle III 2000  ℅ Miller Place Bait & Tackle
  • S&S Bucktails Basket
  • Pair of I-Beam Sunglasses
  • Pair of I-Beam Sunglasses

 $2 Raffles

  • Celtic Quest Trip Certificate
  • Rod and Reel Fluke combos courtesy of Long Island Rod Company
  • Flip Rocks Footwear and Fishing Vest ℅ of Flip Rocks
  • Fish Guy Photos Prints #1 – 
  • Fish Guy Photos Prints #2 – 
  • Bluefrog Bucktails Fluke Box of Jigs and Teasers
  • Bluefrog Bucktails Striped Bass Box Jig and Teasers
  • Northbar Tackle Plugs lot 
  • Lot of 2 Tight Liner Lures plugs ℅  Tight Liner Lures
  • Ward Melville Fishing Apparel Basket
  • Another Man’s Treasure Tackle Assortment 
  • Set The Hook Apparel Package
  • 7’ Thrasher RAW 73 blank (15#-25#, ¾ oz – 3 oz) , Fuji guides, grips and reel seat                ℅ Mike Chow Custom Rods
  • North Atlantic Jigs and Tackle Box of Jigs and 2XL T shirt
  • NOREAST’R Apparel Package 
  • JigEm Up Apparel (Sweatshirt, T shirt, cozies)  
  • Keepers Only Co Apparel (Hoodie, trucker hat, t shirt)
  • Assortment of Snap Jigs courtesy of Premium Bucktails
  • 3D Ultimate Fishing Floats and a small & large offshore bridle packs. 
  • Smooch and Release tog jigs, bucktails, inline spinner, bait rigs and a Smooch and Release beanie
  • Boga holders courtesy of Inception Tackle    
  • Vouchers for custom tube dividers courtesy of Inception Tackle
  • 3/8” X 200′ USA 3-STRAND WHITE NYLON ANCHOR LINE courtesy of Sea Spike Marine
  •  $50 Gift Card to Backwater Baits ℅  Backwater Baits 
  • Eddies TNT ½ oz poppers on vintage card (collectible)   courtesy of Ron Setnikar
  • Eddies TNT ½ oz poppers on vintage card (collectible)   courtesy of Ron Setnikar
  • Ward Melville Fishing Club Blackfish Jig Assortment
  • Dark Star Surfcasting Reel Bag
  • Orvis Fly Rod w metal case (used / great condition)
  • Chatter Lures Mojo Setup
  • Scientific Anglers flyline, a WF-5-F, ℅ Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
  • Hoodie and Hat ℅ All American Tackle Co.
  • Basket of lures/jigs/hat ℅ The Surfcaster
  • Coastal Co Apparel Basket (Hoodie, T Shirt, Hat, Fishing Long sleeve shirt)
  • Assorted bucktails     ℅ Ron Setnicker
  • $100 gift card to The Surfcaster
  • Bucktail board ℅ North Brookhaven Sport Fishing Club
  • Complete set of books by author Angelo Pelus
  • Vito Devito Print of Connetquot River

****************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!!


This 2017 event WAS FREE to the public.

125 + Vendors and over 200 tables put in our gymnasium and cafeteria.  There will be seminars and hands on learning opportunities for all who attend.

Again this year there will be a 2 hour+ session with a PANEL OF EXPERTS on fishing Long Island Waters

Please click on the below links as they will take you to a separate page for information on these new components to the expo.


YOUTH GIVEAWAY – wow,just wow….you have to look.  Free for anglers 5 to 20 years old…

SEMINARS — many new speakers this year…


Rolling Smoke Grill


PARTICIPATING VENDORS 2017 (alphabetical)

Custom Rods
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
ChunkZ Customs
Eastern Rodworks
EbbFishing Rods
Joey’s Rod Building

Custom Lures/Plugs/Jigs
3D Fishing Products
Al Gag Custom Lures
Backwater Baits
Big Fischer Lures
Blue Frog Bucktails
Buzzard Wood Plugs
East Coast Kayak Trolling Tubes
Geezer’s Teasers
Harvey’s Killer Teasers
Jetty Ghost Tackle
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
Magic Tail Bucktails
MX Plugs
Northbar Tackle
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
S & S Bucktails
Striper Candy Lures
Surf Warrior Lures
Tank Surfcasting Lures
Tight Liner Lures
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Vertabrae Lures
The Worm Bar Co

Charter/Party Boats/Guide Services
Bass Bandit Charters
Bingo Fishing Charters
Bloodline Sportfishing w/ Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky
Bucktails II Charters
Captain John Paduano
Captain Robert Thompson
Castaway Fishing Charters
Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet
Elias Vaisberg
Fin Chaser
Fishy Business
Grand Slam Charters
Hooks and Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
King Cod
Lori-C Fishing
Miss Montauk II
Northport Charters
Orient Star IV
Osprey Fishing Fleet
Prime Time 3
Sea Rogue Charters
Shinnecock Star
Someday Came Fishing Charters
Stony Brook Charters
Sunrise Charters
Swashbuckler Charters
Tom Schlichter – Outdoor Tom Enterprises Inc.

Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Bill Durkee
Bill Smith
Bob Hart – misc
George Fabricatore
George Zillini & Frank DeMario
Capt Ian Devlin
Jeff Schwager
Justin DeBree
Kenny Halverson
Laura Guerrera
Lawrence Carlucci
Mark Yetman
Jake Martone
Morty Pomerantz
Mitch Barba
Paul Krupsky
Ronald Setnikar
Ronald Turbin
Steve Jantz

Tackle Shops/Small Businesses
APF Marine Group
Blue Water Ventures
Captain Kayak
Captree B&T
Carmens River Canoe and Kayak
Chucks Bucks
Cow Harbor B&T
Durabrite LightsDurabrite Lights
ePoseidon Tackle Company
Fat Cow Fishing
Fishy Business Tackle
Flip Rocks – Extreme Flip Flops
Fly Supplies
Franks Live Bait & Tackle
Goin East
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
J&J Sports Inc
L I Outdoorsman
Miller Place B&T
NYCE Fishing
ODM Rods
Paulies Tackle of Montauk
Rac A Rod
River Bay Outfitters
Saltwaters Tackle Inc
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Set The Hook
Shadman Tackle Co
Smith Point B&T
Suffolk Marine
Tanaku Lodge
The Surfcaster
Tight Liner Fishing Tackle
Truth Reels
Twin Fork Traps
White Water Outfitters

Marine Photography/Art
Captured McGraphics
Fish Guy Photos
Tom O”Dwyer (gyotaku and other fish prints)

Brooklyn Fishing Club
Huntington Anglers Fishing Club
KFA-NY (Kayak Fishing Assn of NY)
Lady Reelers
LIBBA (Long Island Beach Buggy Association)
Long Island Fly Rodders
Montauk Surfcasters Association
North Brookhaven Fishing Club
Port Jefferson Coast Guard Auxillary

Fishing United
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
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