I have yet to visit the vedder this year - so I can't tell exactly which location would benefit the two of you but there are many areas along the vedder that both of you can fish at the same time. Freds has a map that you can get (for a very small fee) that outlines all of the major spots - you will find a lot of people at these areas using many different fishing techniques
as most of these locations are very accessible.
Stating that - there are quite a number of folks on this forum that tend to shy away from these 'gong' shows - they have taken the time and have explored the 20+ km of river (a lot of walking along the river) and used exactly what you have - and have been very successful.
This is a river where one can either 'join the crowds' or spend a little time to explore the surrounding areas to find a quieter area that is still very productive.
PS - Welcome to fishing - it can be an expensive adventure! - but highly rewarding if you have the right mindset