He spent over an hour and a half reeling in the great hammerhead shark at Pages Beach in Geraldton, and landed the beast with the help of a friend.
The pair measured the bigshark, took photos and released it back into the ocean. They followed it in a kayak for about 100 yards before it disappeared.
The shark measured 3.85 meters or 12.6 feet and was caught on 130-pound line-class category in the International Land Based Shark Fishing Association world-record book.
But unfortunately Dennis and his friend missed one measurement.
He can’t claim the record because I didn’t measure its girth.
The current record for a caught-and-released hammerhead shark in the 130-pound line class was by Josh Emerson on Jensen Beach in Florida in April 2008.
That hammerhead shark measured 12 feet, 1 inch with a 6-foot girth. Based on a formula using measurements, it weighed an estimated 758 pounds.