Charter the Berkshires Guided Ice Fishing Excursions


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Adept anglers guide troupes across frozen lakes in 4-hour excursions using modern technology or antique equipment to haul in hefty catches

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Promotional value expires Mar 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must have fishing license. See FAQs. 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 to Charter the Berkshires Guided Ice Fishing Excursions in Great Barrington. Choose between the following options:

  • For $79, you get a catch-and-release ice-fishing adventure for up to two people (up to a $300 value).
  • For $99, you get an ice-fishing adventure for up to two people and fillet and freezing of your catch (a $400 value).<p>

Adept angler Paul Tawczynski guides groups over frozen lakes, utilizing an intimate knowledge of the area, nature’s telltale signs, and his own innate sonar to locate the most likely spots for fish snatching. Troupes traverse frozen lakes as Tawczynski demonstrates the proper method for setting up a modern ice shanty or the age-old techniques for drilling a hole with antique equipment, a skill ideal for infiltrating Superman’s Fortress of Solitude or Frosty’s South Pole summer home. Once fledgling fishermen finish drilling, 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 mer-Christmas elves, famed for swimming up the plumbing in homes and leaving handmade toys under the sink. Alternatively, customers can employ the services of a master filleting artist who cleans catches into cookable hauls. After cleaning and slicing, the prep artist instantly ices the hard-earned meats to preserve them for long trips home. Click here for more information and frequently asked questions about this Groupon.

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

had a ton of fun
Michael N. · February 23, 2012
We had a wonderful time on our ice fishing excursion. The entire trip was exactly the way we hoped it would be. Paul and his crew were great and made the entire experience wonderful!
Megan W. · February 21, 2012
Fantastic experience. Paul is a great guide and we had fun. We learned much, during our trip, and want to go ice fishing again soon. Plus. The eight fish we caught were tasty and Paul had good recommendations and recipes on his site. Paul is very safety focused and I'd enthusiastically recommend Charter the Berkshires.
Tim J. · January 15, 2012

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