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2 Travellers, 1 Rod

Two Travellers, One RodFollowing our travels, I usually write reviews for well known sites, passing on tips and experiences as a non-angler, and as you will know, Keith writes about his angling adventures on his diary page. As the two activities are so closely intertwined, I felt it might be helpful if I pass on travel info to those who are considering visiting similar places. We use the internet for researching new locations but few angling/travel websites appear to cater for anglers/non-anglers who want to travel with members of their families. This feature on our website is designed to bridge the gap on what I refer to as 'compromise' holidays. This is when we travel as a couple or a family, sharing our mutual interests, and Keith still gets to fish and write about it. Hence the title, '2 Travellers, 1 Rod'.

Each experience is given a star rating of 1-5, 1 star being poor, 5 stars being excellent and if, following your travels you'd like to leave feedback, email me on siariverreads@aol.com

The reviews are subjective and no doubt your experiences will differ, so I will try to focus on the practicalities and leave the rest to you. Happy travels, with or without a rod.

Sandy Armishaw
River Reads


Florida April 2017 Florida April 2017Keith says that Florida is undoubtedly one of the most exciting fishing destinations in the world, and he rates the Tarpon as THE hardest fighting fish in the world. Here are some of the suggestions, do's and don'ts to help you enjoy your trip.Read more...

Holiday on Madeira Holiday on MadeiraOn our recent return to Madeira, we rediscovered the beauty and serenity of this volcanic island, located in the North Atlantic ocean.Read more...

The Reluctant Traveller - India Part II The Reluctant Traveller - India Part II

As far as I’m concerned, the mark of a great holiday is how much you want to go back and how soon.  Our latest fishing adventure more than fulfilled my wish-list and as I write, I’m planning our return to the foothills of the Himalayas where Keith and his angling buddies fished the Ramganga for mahseer and the rarely-seen goonch, and we all experienced the beauty, thrill and mystique of Northern India.

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Bangalore: An Indian Love Affair India Chapter 1 : Bangalore: An Indian Love AffairWhen my husband suggested a trip to fish for Mahseer on the sacred River Cauvery in Southern India, I made one helluva fuss.

'I don't want to go,' I protested; followed by: 'and anyway, what will I do whilst you're fishing with your buddies?'

'Write about it,' he said. So I did ...
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India: Shiva's Festival - Part One India Chapter 2 : Shiva's FestivalLocation: Bush Betta Camp, Mekhedaatu-Sangam, Cauvery Sanctuary, Southern India. Life in a game reserve.

Last night, I dined with good companions, under a black-velvet sky. As the evening drew to a close, and their laughter-filled voices trailed off into the jungle night, I climbed into my wooden bed beneath the stars, clothed only in the silk shirt of an Indian Prince and I dreamt of tomorrow's dawn, and the unknown adventures it might bring ...
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India: Fishing with a centipede India Chapter 3 : Fishing with a centipedeBait was plentiful on a recent angling trip to the River Cauvery in Southern India, and Mahseer love ragi, a cereal based dough. So do the monkeys! - but when it failed to produce a monster fish, our attention turned to the local wildlife ...Read more...

Fishing the Red River, Lockport, Manitoba, Canada Fishing the Red River, Lockport, Manitoba, CanadaFollowing recommendations from my old angling hero, Fred J Taylor, we head off on our first overseas travel to include fishing, the Red River in Lockport Manitoba, Canada.Read more...