im sure on one charr that the rod/axe was in my bag when i took the leve.
Unless you buy them yourself or you start as a fisherman or miner, those items would not be in your bag.
so where can i buy rods/axes?
gawd this games complicated >.<
You buy them from one of the vendors in whichever town you're in - you know how many vendors there are in towns? excluding guild vendors, there are about a dozen *maybe*...you know how "complicated" this process is? as complicated as exploring the town a little and talking to the vendors to see what they sell. This is even made easier by using a map - and if there is a fishing guild in your town you can head straight there and buy the supplies (or a miner's guild etc.) This isn't rocket surgey! ;)