Forget the Isle itself, unless after mackerel at the white tower on the headland. Harbour sees some good mullet in summer. Best go up to Burrowhead holiday village, for pollack, wrasse and lesser spotted dogs. Other species not common but can show on occasion, conger, huss, mullet, bass and a variety of smaller species such as rockling. As to the bottom, around the headland some rather large kelp beds close in, cast out a bit and dogs are in abundance, float fishing good for ballans, and freelining excellent for pollack. The most inaccessible stances will be best, but these rocks are very treacherous underfoot when wet, For bait, mackerel easily obtained, worms can be dug in the harbour away from the moorings, and there is a well stocked tackle shop in Newton Stewart, which sells rag, and is open 7 days a week. Do not bother with crabs for bait, they do catch wrasse, but worms are easier to get, and fish equally well.
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