Portpatrick isn't fishing well at the moment all the action seems to be down below Port Logan. I was out today near portpatrick float fishing with rag but caught nothing that was intended, caught a mackerel, first of the year, when retrieving the float from long range and that was foul hooked but nothing else. The gannets and terns were feasting but at leasts 500 to 1000 yards out and I couldn't reach what they were after. I think around PP is between bait fishing and lures.
try and get onto one of ian burrets boats he launches from port llogan area, you wont regret it. i stayed in portpatrick last year and went out on one of his boats for the first time and im now booked up for three days this summer