FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WWLP) – A story about the catch of a lifetime!

Twelve-year-old Campbell Keenan from Southampton was on a family fishing trip off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida when he caught a great white shark. Keenan said the day started off slow until eventually something grabbed his line and dragged it about 300 yards.

“The first hand, picked up the rod and cranked it a few times and he noticed we had a fish, and when he noticed it took off about 300 yards, and when it was done he handed the rod to me and I started cranking and it took about 45 minutes to reel it in until we could see it,” said Campbell.

He battled for nearly an hour and eventually reeled in the 10-foot-long great white, then released it. The family has also submitted paperwork to the Guinness World Record for the youngest fisher to catch a Great White Shark.