Hi All, Thought I would put up a quick intro. Born & raised in Barraba, NSW, a small country town on the Manilla River (only 150 meters from home), part of the Namoi system. Iv`e been a keen fisho for as long as I remember. Lot of trips with the old man when I was young, mainly fishing off the bank until he bought a 10 foot punt & 4.5 hp outboard when I was around 11 years old (still got the tinnie). Mainly fished inland on the Manilla, Namoi, Gwydir & Peel rivers & Keepit, Copeton, Chaffey & Splitrock Dams. Lived & worked in Gunnedah for many years & have fished the Namoi around there a lot, had access to some good holes on private property over the years there & of course Keepit Dam not far away. Do enjoy a bit of beach or estuary fishing when I get the chance, haven`t been to the coast for over 5 years now, will have to rectify that soon!. Mainly fish using lures these days, got sick of catching carp on bait, although still pick up a few of the pests on lures. Did do a bit of trout fishing years ago around Coolah & the Horton River but the drought dried up the streams & they have never recovered. Living back in Barraba these days. Good base for Copeton & Chaffey Dams (2 hours away), Keepit (1 hour) & Splitrock (1/2 hour, 15 minutes when full). Manilla River on my doorstep, the Namoi, Peel & Gwydir an hour away. Looking forward to hearing about other forum members catches, tips & techniques. Just got my 4 meter runabout back on the water so keen to get out over summer, doing some camping & taking some photos, catching some fish will be a bonus! Cheers, Ditch.