So he built a miniature yacht, 42 inches long, battery-powered and radio-controlled. In its stern he set a tiny fisherman, named Beatle, with a tiny rod and reel in his hands.
Now Reynolds sits on shore, puffing on his pipe, and directs the yacht while an artificial lure trails behind it. When a bass strikes he signals Beatle to reel in and after the fish is licked commands the yacht to return to shore.
Biggest catch so far has been a one-pound bass but Reynolds believes Beatle can handle anything up to three pounds.
POINT OF VIEW
Andorra, the 191-square-mile mini-republic in the Pyrenees, has the highest bullring in Europe, in which are performed some of the world's worst bullfights. The ol� is seldom heard in Andorra.
At a recent performance two English children were watching the show, the 12-year-old girl taking plenty of photographs with her Brownie. At one point, with the bull already covered with blood, the picador's horse appeared reluctant to take further part in the proceedings. An Andorran started to whack its rump with a cane.
As the girl stood up to record the incident for her album, her younger brother spoke sternly: "Mary, you're not going to lake a photograph of that, are you? That man's beating that horse. The RSPCA says it's cruel."