Where abouts are you? Heres a mark to get you started......Port William harbour , best to fish it in an incoming tide into darkness. You should catch some of doggies and maybe the odd strap conger to mackerel/sandeel baits. You don't have to cast particularly far so this venue should suit you.
Hi Rab, thanks for that mate and sorry for the delay in replying but I was away from the PC all last week after posting my message. I spend my time between Dumfries itself and Wakefield in England. I'll back up in Dumfries soon so will definately give Port William a try, I've got a motor so if you ever want a meet I can use all the help and advice a novice can get, cheers mate! Jim
Terally bay, in Luce Bay, on the road to Drummore is always popular, also the rocks at the edge of the bay can produce a few fish. Mackerel are often just a few metres out. You could also try the rocks around the Mull of Galloway for pollock, the bay at Drummore for doggies and Mullet and the beach at Port Logan for Bass.
Let us know how you fare.