What is a Pram?
A pram is a small boat, typically in the 8-9 foot range and made of wood, that is (usually) designed for one person. After spending a few years fishing from float tubes and pontoon boats, I decided it was time for an upgrade. I purchased a pram privately when I was 18 and immediately regretted waiting so long to make the switch. Every pull of the oars on my first pram’s maiden voyage was confirmation why these boats are so popular on our interior stillwaters.
1) Stability – They may not look it, but prams really have a fairly stable construction. They are quite wide and make standing up to cast or net a fish a breeze. I wouldn’t necessarily squeeze two people into one and do a whole lot of standing but for one person, they are excellent.
2) Bells & Whistles – Prams are great for adding the same components you would to a 10 or 12′ flat-bottom Jon boat. Each pram I’ve owned was equipped with dual anchor locks, rod holders, camera mount and a few small storage compartments. Though they are small, it’s surprising the amount of additions that can be made to them.
Many moons ago.