$129 for a Guided Ice-Fishing Trip for Two from Charter The Berkshires in Great Barrington ($500 Value)


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Anglers guide troupes across frozen lakes in four-hour excursions to haul in hefty catches later transformed into gourmet meals by chef

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Promotional value expires Jan 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple as gifts. Must sign waiver. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 5 or older. 2012 Massachusetts fishing license required. If 16 or under, must be accompanied by licensed guardian. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ice-fishing requires superior patience, knowledge of winter climates, and the ability to coax an ice cube onto a fishhook. Overcome the elements with today’s Groupon: for $129, you get a four-hour guided ice-fishing trip with a chef-prepared meal for two from Charter The Berkshires in Great Barrington (a $500 value).

Adept angler Paul Tawczynski guides groups of up to 20 fishermen over frozen lakes, relying on an intimate knowledge of the area, nature’s telltale signs, and his own innate sonar to locate the most likely spots for fish snatching. Troops traverse frozen lakes as Tawczynski demonstrates how he set up a modern ice shanty and used age-old techniques for drilling a hole with antique equipment, a skill that's useful for infiltrating the Fortress of Solitude if Superman locks his keys inside. When fledgling fishermen arrive, they gather ’round to cast exploratory lines beneath the ice and whittle away the four hours with shared stories. Brief bouts of tug of war indicate that bated breaths have been rewarded as lines return laden with salmon, trout, bass, or perhaps even the Christmas elves charged with swimming up plumbing and leaving toys under the sink.

After a day spent combing the slushy undersides of frozen surfaces, fishers hand over their catch to Chef James Kennefick for a gourmet transformation. Meals arrive accompanied by locally grown vegetables and take the form of lunch or dinner creations, depending on the time of the excursion. Purveyors of this Groupon also garner discounts of 20% on any of the hotels listed here, and clicking here provides more information and answers to frequently asked questions about this deal and about training fish to conceal their superpowers.

Charter The Berkshires

His breath puffing visibly in the freezing air, Paul Tawczynski, the host of TV's Guiding Ice, ventures out onto the ice with fishing gear in tow. Paul and his crew of expert guides lead groups of all ages and fishing experience out onto frozen bodies of water during ice-fishing expeditions. He teaches fishing teams how to drill holes through the up to 30 inches of ice supporting them and how to set up lines to catch the slow-drifting winter fish. Paul will also lead groups on bass-fishing trips during warmer weather.

Customer Reviews

Our guides Nolan and Michael were superb. I went with my 11 yr old son and he had a fantastic time, despite being the coldest day of the year. And best of all, we caught some fish.
Michael K. · February 18, 2016
Great trip and my kids and I had a great time! Nolan was an awesome guide and made our trip great!
Benjamin H. · February 17, 2016
Fantastic Adventure. The tour guides were awesome and the location was great. The only thing I would recommend is to take the morning session since the fish tend to be more active than in the afternoon. Was a great way to spend the day though.
Wendy W. · February 17, 2016
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