I spent the last week suffering the fishing in both Luce & Wigtown bays. It was an early start on the Friday getting up there before 10 am. First thing was a spot of bait digging (not at the Isle it's hard work there), tw0 of us digging for half an hour resulted in five score of lug. That was enough to last most of the week as we have a bait fridge in my mates house. The 3 of us opted for a spot of rock fishing as the wind was a little strong to take the boat far. I'm doing the WSF spieces hunt this year and one fish I recently read that was around was a Tompot blenny so that was my target whilst the other 2 spun for pollock. I use a carp rod for float fishing off the rocks, first fish to hit was a small ballan wrasse. The float slid under again this time bingo a tompot blenny the first I'd actually seen. It's not the biggest fish but a welcome one. Day 2 & we're out in the boat collecting mackerel for bait just outside the Isle. Over the years up there we have found the most successful all round method to be hokkies tipped with mackerel, just about everything will take them. We anchored up & I slid a hole mackerel on the hook after "the big stuff", I was pestered by dogfish at times bringing them in 2 at a time just hanging on to the bait not even hooked. I stuck at it and was rewarded with a bull huss and a tope pup that again wasn't hooked just hung on to the bait only letting go when I swung it over the side. Day 3 not a breath of wind so round into Luce bay for some mixed fishing. We made a mistake not fishing for mackerel bait at the Isle thinking there would be plenty in Luce. How wrong we were it was hard to find half a dozen for bait. We had a good mixed bag that day with pollock, ling, gurnard, whiting and wrasse but the cod were thin on the ground. Day 4 we tried a wreck thats 5 mile out. It gave up a few small pollock but the problem was getting past the coalies. Every drop resulted in 3 or 4 coming up on the hokkies, nothing big averaging 1.5lb with the odd one about 3lb.