Give the guys at Mikes Tackle in Portobello a call and they'll put you in touch with a skipper in Dunbar, you may even be able to get on one of their trips.
Has anyone tried anchoring near the rock? from the sounder readings I'd be surprised if there weren't some decent conger around.
the only conger i hear about is shore caught fish, i know guys who anchor, fish at night etc and get nowt, speak to divers at dunbar and st.abbs who dive the small bits of wreckage and they say they never see congers, plenty big catfish though, but you seldom catch any.
i'm going to try the isle of may at some point this year for pollack, seems to be alive with them by all accounts.
a trip to the wee bankie has been mooted too, but the weather would need to be very settled before a trip of those epic proportions is under taken.......18 miles out in a 15 foot boat??
Keep in touch then and I may join you, safety in numbers an' a' that..... I was thinking of the May as well, a few wrecks out that way too, some of which, the divers tell me, hold big conger and large shoals of pollack.
Touch wood, I should be heading out today for a few hours. Wind doesn't show any sign of dropping yet, not what was forecast, surprise that, eh, still it should be ok fairly close in.
Sold my Alaska last week and bought an Orkney Pilothouse 20, took her out for the first time yesterday down to Dunbar. Fishing was rubbish, 3 codling and 1 pollack but the water's been very coloured for a few weeks now.
I'm based in the Edinburgh area so most of my fishing is on the east coast but I make regular trips down to Luce Bay and intend to get back up to the Oban area as I haven't fished it for a few years.
Where are you based ?