The past two weeks I’ve had an enforced lay off from angling and work recovering from an operation. Whilst I’m not 100% fit, I was fit enough for a day session with just a carryall and rod bag loaded on my Deluxe accessory chair with barrow conversion.
My chosen venue was a farm irrigation pond with carp to low doubles.  Plus, the usual variety of species including some Barbel.
The lake was just what I needed, somewhere to get a few bites and get back in the swing, the method I’d chosen was the Pellet Plug.
Its a great way of fishing and can be used with either a Quiver tip rod or with rods on alarms with bobbins, It’s easy to set up too. I like to use a Preston inline lead, these cast like a dream and are easily changed without having to break down should you need a heavier lead on to cast further or should a wind pick up. Tie on the provided connector or a quick change bead and add a short 4”hooklink with a quickstop. 
For the Pellet Plug you’ll need some 2mm Sonubaits stiki pellet, these are easy to prepare, my own way is to cover them with water for a few seconds, drain the water off then leave them for several minutes. You’ll find they’ll now be sticky and will bind together, should they start to dry out add a few drops of water but no more.
Using a Preston quick cone half fill the mould with pellet, lay the hooklink across the mould, fill the remainder of the mould with the Pellet and compress the mould and release. you’ll now have a plug of pellet attached above the hook. slide the plug down burying the hook.  Hook baits can be what ever works for you, my favourites include F1 Corn, method boilies and bookable S Pellets.
Its a method than be cast anywhere very much like a method feeder knowing you’ll always have a small number of tasty freebies right next to your hook bait. I don’t clip up when using this method and instead fish an area whilst pinging by catapult a few 8mm pellets that Iv’e soaked in krill oil.
Bites were plentiful with some nice carp to 8lb, some barbel of a few pounds plus a Crucian, Bream and Tench. A great bit of fun on an underused method.