Burrow Head Sea Fishing Mark

Burrow Head is one of the southernmost points in Scotland near to Isle of Whithorn. There are numerous rock marks around the head and it is a popular mark for club events and for visiting anglers and can get quite crowded on a bank holiday weekend.

Some of the marks to the right are unsuitable for children, but there are easier marks to the left.

The depth of water, especially off the front point, means the various rock marks can fish at any time of the tide.

 

SPECIES

In summer expect dogfi sh, pollack, coalfi sh, wrasse, conger eels, codling, gurnards, mackerel, garfi sh, mullet and the chance of a tope. Mackerel are present from May to October. It is often difficult to avoid dogfi sh when bottom fishing in April and May. November to March is quiet, but cod are possible if there is some colour in the water, otherwise you are restricted to the odd dogfish, whiting, small pollack and dabs.

BEST BAITS

Fresh mackerel will take most species. Spinning will take pollack, coalfish, even codling, plus plenty of mackerel. A small piece of mackerel catches garfish.

TACKLE

The tidal pull is severe off the front point, so it is unlikely that you can hold bottom in the strongest tide. A sturdy beachcaster and suitable reel will be needed. On the right-hand side a good cast will put you onto a clean bottom and snags are rare. Closer in, it is a tackle graveyard. To the left the kelp extends quite a distance out and produces pollack and congers. In calm conditions light fl oat tackle catches garfish.

GETTING THERE

Take the A714 from Newton Stewart to Whithorn and then the B7004 to Isle of Whithorn. Burrow Head is part of a large caravan and camping site and is accessible via a narrow road from Isle of Whithorn. The caravan site has special deals for angling parties, tel: 01988 500252.


Directions : Take the A714 from Newton Stewart to Whithorn and then the B7004 to Isle of Whithorn. Burrow Head is part of a large caravan and camping site and is accessible via a narrow road from Isle of Whithorn
Season : Summer for most species, mackerel to October

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