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John Bell's Triumph

Meet John Bell, known to one and all as Dinger. He’s a very happy Geordie!

We met about five years ago when he was out on a Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall ‘catch and cook’ boat trip from Lyme Regis. His wife had given John the trip as a birthday present and I was on board the charter boat helping out. I soon found myself chatting away with this Geordie who was dressed from head to toe in army combat gear. Instantly likeable and easy to talk to, we hit it off straight away.

John Bell's Triumph HeraldJohn Bell with codJohn lives in Poole and drives down to Lyme Regis very regularly in his 1960 bright red and very classy Triumph Herald convertible. He loves Lyme Regis deep sea fishing and Lyme Regis mackerel fishing. Driving his great little car here just adds to his day.

His wife Trish bought the car for John’s 40th birthday for £400 off eBay. When it arrived it was in a truly awful state but £17,000 later this little beauty is to die for. Trish recently asked John which one he loved the best, her or the Herald. John's reply was "Why isn’t my fishing tackle included in this question?"

The reason for the big smile is that John has always wanted to catch a cod ... now he wants a bigger one!

Published on 31/01/2013.

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